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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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Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Manning Networking Conference 2015 - Day 1 panels March 6, 2015

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Former Conservative Cabinet minister Chuck Strahl opens up the first day of panel discussions.

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The crowd at the Manning Centre Networking conference on March 6.

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Rex Murphy

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Finance Minister Joe Oliver spoke about strengthening the confidence of taxpayers and investors.

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Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Manning Centre board member Robin Martin and Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Michael Binnion spoke about strengthening the confidence of taxpayers and investors.

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Former Conservative Cabinet minister Monte Solberg spoke on a panel about market-based environmental conservation.

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The crowd.

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Summa Strategies' Jim Armour, Preston Manning, National Post's John Ivison and the Toronto Stars' Susan Delacourt speak about the results of a new niational public opinion survey.

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National Post columnist John Ivison.

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Toronto Star reporter Susan Delacourt

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Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski speaks to Manning Centre Networking Conference attendees about energy, the environment and the economy.
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Alberta Premier Jim Prentice talks to Manning Centre Networking conference attendees about energy, the environment and the economy.

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