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Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae claims reports of "robocalls" and voter suppression tactics contributed to the defeat of Liberal candidates in at least 27 ridings during the last federal election.
These tactics were the equivalent of "stuffing a ballot box," Rae said at a news conference in the riding of Toronto-Danforth on Saturday.
A Conservative staffer has resigned following reports that Elections Canada is investigating fake election day phone calls used to keep voters away from polls.
Voters in that riding complained they were the target of automated robocalls claiming to be on behalf of Elections Canada that directed them to the wrong polling station. Telling voters to go to the wrong or non-existent polling stations is a voter suppression tactic and illegal under the
"The party was not involved with these calls and if anyone on a local campaign was involved they will not play a role in a future campaign," Jenni Byrne said in a statement.
Liberals demand emergency debate Liberal Leader Bob Rae announced Friday he's asking House Speaker Andrew Scheer for an emergency debate into voter suppression. "In my opinion, this debate is necessary because denying someone the opportunity to vote is to deny them the most basic right that exists in our democracy," Rae says in his letter to Scheer. "These reports undermine the reputation of Parliament and cast a shadow over the legitimacy of all parliamentary proceedings."
SO..... Isn't the blame for confusion and diversion from voting as much or more the fault of the people who so easily allowed themselves to be manipulated?
Now there is a BIG question here..and perhaps I totally misunderstand Canada for this point. In America, the polling places where I have lived tend to be in the same place every year. If it changes, the updated information is at the .gov site for the election board or whatever controls that for my area. Why would anyone not look there as a quick check before going out the door to vote? So... Is Canada different in how polling places are located and how often that changes?
Originally posted by TFCJay
The Fiberals can thank Iggy for losing so many seats.
The fibs will use any excuse they can.