(l-r) Gilles Michaud, Dianne Porter, Carl Pursey of the P.E.I. Federation of Labour, Leo Broderick. Photo credit: The Guardian
The Guardian reports, “(More than 60) Islanders looking for answers in the robocall scandal rallied Thursday in Charlottetown to demand a public inquiry into the alleged voter suppression.”
“Leo Broderick with the Council of Canadians helped organize the rally and said they wanted to show that Islanders think it is a serious issue. ‘We want a public inquiry,’ he said. …Broderick said there were illegal activities during the election and if they aren’t investigated now who knows what will happen. ‘We’re beginning in a very dangerous area if this is not checked immediately,’ he said.”
“At least two people in the Egmont riding in western P.E.I. allege they received from someone claiming to be from Elections Canada to tell them their polling stations changed.”
“So far, Elections Canada has had reports of more than 31,000 incidents involving calls during the election and investigations are underway.”
“Among the people in the crowd Thursday were representatives from local labour unions, Malpeque MP Wayne Easter, former NDP candidate Joe Byrne and a representative from Egmont MP Gail Shea’s office.”
To read the full article, please go to http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2012-03-09/article-2923192/Islanders-demand-inquiry-into-robocalls-controversy/1.
For Council of Canadians commentary and action on the robocall scandal, please see www.canadians.org.