“We would call these (voters) and they would say ‘we went there and that’s not a real place,’” said a former Responsive Marketing Group Inc. employee who cannot be named. “The whole call centre (noticed it was happening).
“We called the RCMP. We actually also told our supervisor about it. [However no action was taken].”
Despite all the hoo-ha, there is no evidence that this fraudulent act was backed by the Conservative Party of Canada. According to the Elections Act, it is against the law to notify voters to go to an off beam or non-existent polling station.
According to Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, he knows of 27 Liberal ridings that received robocalls.
He said: “What inevitably happens is that people will look back at what they thought was an isolated incident in their riding and then they begin to understand that it may have been part of some sort of larger pattern.”
Interim federal NDP leader Nycole Turmel says the feds are not in charge of investigating such issues.
“It is really sad for the election process,” said Ms. Turmel in Toronto. “This doesn’t help people who don’t vote, to come back and believe in the election process.”
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