Harper & Co. Must Answer for Robo-Calls–Liberals

Posted on March 1, 2012

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While Stephen Harper’s Conservatives continue to dither and dodge, the other parties are calling on the government to investigate an ever-spreading scandal.  The question is now occurring to many Canadians: 

Did Stephen Harper’s dirty tricks squad steal the last election?

 Below is the Liberal Party of Canada’s response to the Robo-Call Scandal.

We need answers and real consequences for Robo-Call election fraud–Liberals

 bob.rae@parl.gc.ca

On behalf of Liberal Leader Bob Rae, I would like to thank you for your email regarding the Conservative Party of Canada’s ongoing voter suppression scandal.

The principle of free and fair elections is one of our democracy’s most fundamental rights. The use of deceptive or fraudulent techniques to interfere with this right is an affront to Canadians and could possibly be illegal.

Since becoming Prime Minister, Stephen Harper has created a toxic and poisonous political culture inOttawa.   Taking a page form the US Republican handbook, the Conservative Party has systematically and routinely employed dirty tricks – like deceptive calls into Liberal MP Irwin Cotler’s riding spreading false rumors that he intended to resign.

The Conservatives paid for the services of RackNine, the company at the centre of this scandal, and Canadians are understandably concerned about the governing party’s involvement and Stephen Harper must answer for these allegations.  The Liberal Party believes the credibility of all Members of Parliament is undermined when allegations like this are made and the reputation of Parliament demands that these revelations are addressed in an urgent manner.

We have confidence in Elections Canada’s investigation and we are determined to work with them to ensure voters are not subjected to this again.  We encourage the Conservative Party or any Canadian that has knowledge of this web of deception should share it with Elections Canada immediately.

Thank you for taking the time to write to the Leader of the Liberal Party.

 Yours sincerely,

 Colin McKone

Office of the Liberal Leader

 

 

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