robocall scandal

Harper v. Canada and Koch bros in Canada: top Vancouver Observer stories of 2012

The year 2012 has been a turbulent one for news, filled with soaring highs and abysmal lows. Below is a list of our top stories of the year. They aren't just the high-traffic stories, but ones that...

US political strategy firm used widely by Tory MPs, but not always cited in Elections Canada reports

A US firm with strong Republican ties played down questions after its staff campaigned directly in the 2011 elections. But four of its clients didn't report the expense, and three still remain secret.

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.

Robocalls, investigations, and avoiding the mainstream media

Robocalls: "Never apologize for the lawful use of telephone or other forms of direct contact," Campaign Research's Richard Ciano told a gathering at a Manning Centre function last week.

Why Harper can't be impeached

Impeach Stephen Harper! More than a few Canadians have been making that demand in recent weeks. The robocall scandal, the (temporarily withdrawn) internet privacy legislation and a contemptuous...