Democracy Watch throws the book at Conservatives over robocalls - 2015-07-23

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F99.png Democracy Watch throws the book at Conservatives over robocalls July 23, 2015, National Observer

Ottawa-based advocacy group Democracy Watch announced it will launch a private prosecution against the Conservative Party for its role in the 2011 "robocalls" scandal, which misled some Canadians to go to the wrong polling stations in key ridings.

The group decided to take action after government lawyers refused to press charges.

At the time of writing, Democracy Watch is focusing legal efforts on one individual at Conservative Party Headquarters who booked calls that gave voters across the country incorrect polling station locations— even after Elections Canada warned all political parties not to engage in such activities during the 2011 campaign.

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