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Amanda Connolly

Amanda is a freelance reporter and fourth-year journalism student at Carleton University in Ottawa. A political junkie at heart, she also loves travelling. She has experience covering a wide variety of beats including municipal, provincial, and federal politics, business, crime, aboriginal issues, and human interest. She is also an avid photographer and has worked for CBC The House, the Toronto Star, Capital News Online, OpenFile Ottawa, the North Oakville Today, and Centretown News. You can follow her on twitter at @amanda_conn.

Robocall committee roundup on twitter

The latest tweets from the front line of the current Elections Canada scandal.

Robocalls "outrageous", Elections Canada chief Marc Mayrand tells committee

Robo-call scandal: The Vancouver Observer reports live from the committee, where chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand talked about voter fraud and democratic integrity.

Keystone XL protesters brave arrests to speak out against Alberta-Texas tar sands pipeline

Among the crowd gathered early on Parliament Hill, Andy Clarke stands out. It’s not his clothes or his hair. It’s his age. Clarke is 84 years old and in the next two hours he might be handcuffed and...