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More ridings received robocalls

The robocall controversy appears to be broadening, with opposition parties claiming the number of ridings affected by voter-suppression calls in the last federal election is greater than first thought.

New Democrat MP Pat Martin says he is aware of at least 34 ridings that received automated phone calls , although his party lists only 29.

Meanwhile, Liberal Leader Bob Rae said his party is aware of 27 ridings, but he expects the number to rise by Monday, when the House of Commons resumes.

The opposition are accusing the Harper Conservatives of orchestrating a campaign of dirty tricks in the May 2 election, but the Conservatives have denied the charges.

Elections Canada and police are currently believed to be looking into reports that automated calls in as many as 18 ridings falsely advised voters that the location of their polling stations had changed.

Martin says he is firm on his number and has since heard of two more ridings, but was not yet adding them to his list.

Meanwhile, lawyers for RackNine Inc., an Edmonton-based automated dialling company that worked on the Conservative campaign, has sent a letter to Martin demanding an apology or face a defamation suit for comments he made about the company.

Martin says he has no intention of apologizing.



Previous Polls

October 19, 2020 - 9631 votes
Who are you voting for in the provincial election?

BC Liberals: 4389
NDP: 2520
Green Party: 804
Other: 446
Still unsure: 735
Not voting: 737

October 18, 2020 - 11492 votes
Are you excited for the snow?

Let it snow!: 2048
Missing summer already: 3782
Keep it on the ski hills: 5261
Indifferent: 401

October 17, 2020 - 5747 votes
How are you casting your ballot this year?

General voting day: 1115
Advance polls: 2056
Mail-in ballot: 2009
Not voting: 567

October 15, 2020 - 7072 votes
Do you know who you will be voting for on Oct. 24?

Yes: 4933
Still undecided: 1269
Already voted: 870

October 14, 2020 - 8036 votes
Have you been shopping online more during the pandemic?

Yes: 4175
No: 3773
Unsure: 88



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