Anti-abortion group's campaign volunteers 'raise questions,' former elections chief says - 2019-09-06

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F182.png Anti-abortion group's campaign volunteers 'raise questions,' former elections chief says September 6, 2019, Amanda Pfeffer, CBC News

The anti-abortion organization RightNow is recruiting and training activists to volunteer for 50 candidates in the upcoming federal election, and a former chief electoral officer believes that raises questions.

RightNow is registered as a third party with Elections Canada — as is any group or individual who spends more than $500 in the federal campaign — but the Elections Act forbids candidates from co-ordinating their campaigns with third-party organizations.

On its website, the group states its mission is "to nominate and elect pro-life politicians by mobilizing Canadians on the ground level to vote at local nomination meetings, and provide training to volunteers across the country to create effective campaign teams in every riding across Canada."

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{{cite news | first = Amanda | last = Pfeffer | author2 = Brigitte Bureau | title = Anti-abortion group's campaign volunteers 'raise questions,' former elections chief says | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/rightnow-volunteers-campaign-abortion-questions-1.5272540 | work = CBC News | date = September 6, 2019 | accessdate = September 7, 2019 }}