Elections commissioner ends robocalls investigation, but opposition MPs say report shows Bill C-23 needs to be beefed up

A report from a three-year Elections Canada investigation that found insufficient evidence of widespread attempts to mislead voters with fraudulent telephone calls in the 2011 federal election nonetheless supports calls to beef up the federal election commissioner’s investigative powers, opposition MPs say.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre, pictured on April 24, 2014, at the Economic Club of Canada, at the Chateau Laurier Hotel. Mr. Poilievre told reporters that the report vindicates the Conservative Party’s insistence there was no organized attempt to mislead voters, and that the Guelph events were the result of a ‘rogue’ operative in the party. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:01 PM

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to The Hill Times

Subscribe to the digital and/or print editions and get instant access to The Hill Times online.

Quick Purchase

Purchase Story Issue in electronic format (PDF) for $5.00.