Key facts in Canada's robocalls controversy - 2014-08-14
Here's a look at key facts in the robocalls controversy:
The Commissioner of Canada Elections received more than 40,000 general communications and complaints about robocalls after the 2011 federal election. But most were from people who said they had not actually received an inappropriate call, but wished to express concern that these kinds of calls had taken place.
On polling day, May 2, 2011, hundreds of calls purporting to be from Elections Canada and giving erroneous poll information were made in the riding of Guelph. Investigators linked the calls to a pay-as-you-go cell phone belonging to a non-existent subscriber, identified only as "Pierre Poutine."