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Meet the reporters who broke robocalls story: one’s a source guy, the other a data-geek

Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor say they are a little surprised at how big their robocalls story got.

Photograph by Laura Ryckewaert, The Hill Times
Hot tickets: Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher.

The Ottawa Citizen calls them “McMaher.”  That’s the cute nickname for Postmedia News reporter Stephen Maher and Ottawa Citizen reporter Glen McGregor, who landed one of the biggest scoops of the year about two weeks ago when they broke the not-so-cute story that Elections Canada, aided by the RCMP, was investigating fraudulent phone calls, or “robocalls,” made during that last election that misled voters. The story also reported that the Conservatives were conducting an internal probe. It has since exploded onto the front pages of newspapers, political talk shows, and newscasts across the country. It's dominated Question Period every day since and has knocked the federal government slightly off course. 

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Meet the reporters who broke robocalls story: one’s a source guy, the other a data-geek

Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor say they are a little surprised at how big their robocalls story got.

Photograph by Laura Ryckewaert, The Hill Times
Hot tickets: Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher.

The Ottawa Citizen calls them “McMaher.”  That’s the cute nickname for Postmedia News reporter Stephen Maher and Ottawa Citizen reporter Glen McGregor, who landed one of the biggest scoops of the year about two weeks ago when they broke the not-so-cute story that Elections Canada, aided by the RCMP, was investigating fraudulent phone calls, or “robocalls,” made during that last election that misled voters. The story also reported that the Conservatives were conducting an internal probe. It has since exploded onto the front pages of newspapers, political talk shows, and newscasts across the country. It's dominated Question Period every day since and has knocked the federal government slightly off course. 

  

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