Democracy, Not Dollars, Behind Robocalls Court Case: Lawyer - 2012-12-11

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F364.png Democracy, Not Dollars, Behind Robocalls Court Case: Lawyer December 11, 2012, Steve Rennie, Canadian Press, Huffington Post

OTTAWA - The pattern of misleading or harassing phone calls in the 2011 election campaign is a more compelling reason to overturn the results than the lack of a thwarted Canadian voter is for letting them stand, court heard Tuesday.

Evidence contained in Elections Canada court documents, a sworn affidavit from a call centre worker and a pollster's report all support allegations of voter-suppression tactics, Lawyer Steven Shrybman argued on behalf of a group of Canadians who are challenging the results in their six ridings.

Shrybman, however, has a significant challenge before him: overcoming the fact that no would-be voters in any of the ridings have come forward to say the calls prevented them from casting a ballot.

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