Tories' robo-call fraud leads to cries of election stealing from NDP, Liberals

The NDP's Pat Martin suggested that the Conservatives may have stolen the 2011 election. Photo from Pat Martin website.

With their narrow 10-seat majority in Parliament, the Conservative Party is facing its most significant scandal since the 2011 election, after Elections Canada began an investigation into thousands of illegal 'robo-calls' traced to a Conservative-tied firm in Alberta. You could call it 'Robo-Gate'.
 
The New Democratic Party (NDP) alleged in a press conference today that it might have won the 2011 election had "dirty tricks" not been used to prevent NDP, Liberal and Bloc Quebecois voters from exercising their democratic rights. At a press conference in Ottawa today, Winnipeg NDP Member of Parliament Pat Martin called it “the largest electoral fraud in Canadian history.”

 

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