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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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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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