Despite scandal, robocalls as much part of elections as campaign signs

Publication Source: Vancouver Sun
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Author: Dan Neutel

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, sees a clear difference between the technology, which can be used in legitimate ways, and the message.

“The issue isn’t the use of automated telephone messages,” said May. “The issue is if the purpose of the call is to do mischievous things, to impersonate another party, to impersonate elections Canada, or to go to the wrong polling stations then that is illegal.”

May said she has only used automated calling services for two reasons.

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