Guelph vot­ers seek more an­swers on 2011 robo­calls

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

OT­TAWA — A group of vot­ers in Guelph, Ont., has fired off a let­ter to Elec­tions Canada to call for the agency to re-open an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into mis­lead­ing robo­calls in their rid­ing on the day of the last fed­eral elec­tion. Mem­bers of the group say they have out­stand­ing ques­tions about au­to­mated phone calls they re­ceived, di­rect­ing them to in­cor­rect polling sta­tions on May 2, 2011. The let­ter is ad­dressed to Canada’s chief elec­toral of­fi­cer as well as the com­mis­sioner of Elec­tions Canada. The agency laid a charge against one per­son, Michael Sona, fol­low­ing the robo­call cam­paign that played out in Guelph. The On­tario Court of Jus­tice con­victed Sona of wil­fully pre­vent­ing or en­deav­our­ing to pre­vent an elec­tor from vot­ing.

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