Robocall complaints rise to 1,394 ‘specific occurences’
The number of complaints about fraudulent or misleading telephone calls in last year’s federal election has almost doubled, according to court documents filed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections.
By mid-August, Elections Canada had received 1,394 complaints “alleging specific occurrences” in 234 of Canada’s 308 federal ridings, the lawyer for the elections watchdog says.
That’s up from the more than 700 specific complaints that the commissioner’s office publicly reported in March to clear the air after an online campaign attracted 30,000-plus expressions of concern by Canadians.
But the elections commissioner, in his latest court offering, declined to respond to a number of other disclosure requests by advocacy group the Council of Canadians.
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