‘An assault on democracy’: Robocalls trial ends with call for fresh elections in six ridings

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By Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher, the National Post, 18 December 2012

The Federal Court should trigger new elections in six ridings because of an “assault on the building block of democratic society,” the lawyer leading a legal challenge of the 2011 vote has argued.

On the last day of hearings into the so-called robocalls case, Steven Shrybman told the court that evidence showing a pattern of vote-suppressing telephone calls that may have kept hundreds of voters away from the ballot box was more compelling than any one person’s claim of disenfranchisement. (...)

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