Robo-call talk returns focus to Saanich-Gulf Islands riding

Publication Source: Gulf Islands Driftwood
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Author: Elizabeth Nolan

The “robo-call scandal” and its sweeping allegations of voter suppression across multiple Canadian ridings last May is bringing new attention to possible election fraud in the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding in both 2008 and 2011.

MP Elizabeth May has said members of the riding are among those to complain about calls directing them to nonexistent polling stations during the May 2, 2011 federal election. Adding that to complaints about automated robo-calls and third-party advertising that the Liberal Party of Canada registered with Elections Canada in 2008, May has deemed Saanich-Gulf Islands the pilot project for a wider campaign of voter suppression now thought to include at least 45 Canadian ridings.

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