NDP MP apologizes to company over robocall statements - 2012-04-16

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F0.png NDP MP apologizes to company over robocall statements April 16, 2012, Canadian Press, CTV News

OTTAWA - The gunslinger's swagger was missing when NDP MP Pat Martin approached the podium Monday for a hastily arranged encounter with the media.

Gone was the usual sulphurous bombast that makes the former construction worker a favourite of reporters looking for an incendiary quote to spike a dull story.

Instead, the Winnipeg MP stuck to a prepared statement, straight-faced and sombre, without any ad-libbing as he apologized to a company associated with the Conservative Party of Canada.

RackNine Inc. is suing Martin for defamation after the Winnipeg MP accused CEO Matt Meier and the company of being behind the robocall affair that saw voters misdirected to non-existent polling locations during last May's federal election.

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{{cite news | title = NDP MP apologizes to company over robocall statements | url = https://www.ctvnews.ca/ndp-mp-apologizes-to-company-over-robocall-statements-1.797020 | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CTV News | date = April 16, 2012 | accessdate = February 14, 2020 }}