'A new low': Conservative robocall tries to exploit Liberal MP's cancer diagnosis - 2018-08-22
OTTAWA -- CTV News has obtained audio of a robocall made on behalf of a Conservative riding association that tried to pitch party memberships by citing a Liberal MP's cancer diagnosis.
In the automated call, a man identified himself as the vice president of the Conservative Party riding association in Scarborough Centre. He encouraged supporters to join the party, stating that the Liberal MP Salma Zahid was "very ill" and "there may be a need for a byelection."
In February, Zahid announced she was taking a medical leave to be treated for Stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.