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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

 

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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

 

  
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Election 2015: Justin Trudeau rally in Gatineau, Que. Sept. 1, 2015

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was in Gatineau, Que., to greet supporters at a local Tim Hortons.

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Quebec Liberal candidates Will Amos (Pontiac), Stéphane Lauzon (Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation), Leader Justin Trudeau (Papineau), Steven MacKinnon (Gatineau) and Greg Fergus (Hull-Aylmer).

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau served up some coffee and donuts to customers and supporters at Tim Hortons in Gatineau, Que.

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Justin Trudeau speaks with supporters at at Tim Hortons in Gatineau, Que.

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The crowd at Tim Hortons.

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau pictured with Tim Hortons employees.

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau helped serve coffee and donuts to supporters at Tim Hortons.

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Liberal candidate Steve MacKinnon, running in Gatineau, Que., speaking with Postmedia reporter Lee Berthiaume.

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Liberal candidate Greg Fergus, running in Hull-Aylmer, Que., speaks with Postmedia reporter Lee Berthiaume.

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks with a Tim Horton's employee.

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