Grassroots Petition Presses For Robocall Scandal Inquiry

by Craig Cantin | December 11, 2012 1:41 pm

Members of Parliament Elizabeth May (Saanich–Gulf Island), Craig Scott (Toronto–Danforth) and Stéphane Dion (St-Laurent–Cartierville) joined forces today and tabled a petition calling for an investigation into the Conservative’s Robocall scandal.

Two citizens, Tara Ferrell and Jonathan Allan, initiated the petition. They were also involved in organizing the big Robocall rallies in Toronto. Deeply concerned about the state of our democracy, they created a website [thefightfordemocracy.com] in order to collect signatures for their petition. Their cooperation was an overwhelming success as 1,500 people signed the petition. The Green Party also collected more than 8,000 signatures on its special Robocall website [robogate.ca].

The three MPs made statements in the House this morning:

“We need a public inquiry because Elections Canada does not have the resources to undertake the investigation that is required and the RCMP does not have a good track record uncovering electoral fraud,” added Elizabeth May.

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