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    I don't know what else to title this! Has anyone else been following the robocalls and now live calls that were used to suppress Liberal support? It's crazy! People are demanding that Harper resign, others are saying the Conservatives had nothing to do with it...

    More than a dozen ridings blitzed by harassing fake Liberal phone calls in 2011 election

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    I've been following it.
    Politics are so dirty ... the libs aren't innocent either (sponsorship scandal)
    It would be so refereshing to see politicians who were honest.

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    WHAT! I had no idea! Crazy.
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    We got at least 3 of these calls during the last election. Very annoying!

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    Horrible!

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    What do you think should happen? I hope there is a full inquiry.

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    This isnt the first time that the Conservatives have had to do damage control since being in office. It sucks to feel like you've been duped.

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    I think they should be prosecuted and face jail time! This is CRAZY...
    If you're riding was one that was affected you can contest the election within 30 days of learning about fraudulent
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    Elections Canada Online | Canada Elections Act

    Here is a petition site that is demanding answers for the robocalls;
    Leadnow | Robocall Scandal: Demand answers

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    I think its bullshit that only the conservatives are getting called out on this.

    The liberals did this in the 2006 election. I know they did it. In the campaign office I worked at, constituents were getting hundreds of calls from people pretending to be cons saying rude things to people. They would call at all hours of the day and night. Since I was an office manager, I got to deal with dozens of angry people every day for weeks claiming to have gotten really rude calls from us.

    We called the police about it but nothing was ever done at the time.

    I'm not even a conservative supporter any more. I just want to break any illusions people might have that this is some sort of conservative one off. I think that the cons and the libs have both been guilty of this and the lot of them disgust me.

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    My husband was involved in one of the local Conservative Party riding associations for years, often as treasurer. He left after refusing to break Elections Canada regulations a couple of years ago, at the urging of a campaign manager. As treasurer he could have been held personally liable for any wrongdoing.

    It's a slimy business I tell ya...no not confined to the Conservative party but they should have the responsibility for cleaning their own house.
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    The plot just keeps getting thicker in the scandal. I like RMR (Rick Mercer's) and Rex Murphy on CBC's take on it. I'll be watching carefully to see how this develops. Bad for the Conservative party no matter what and how you see it.
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