Campaign of robo-calls have no place in elections

Students at the University of Guelph during the last federal election.

By The Globe and Mail's Editorial Board, 2 March 2012

[...] Interfering with an elector’s ability to vote is an affront to democracy, and voter fraud is treated seriously – and properly so – as a criminal offence in Canada. [...]

Canadians are justifiably proud of the high standard of their electoral process, even if not all partisan participants are of a correspondingly high calibre. [...]

It is disgraceful then, that “suppressing votes” by directing people to the wrong polling station on election day, as allegedly occurred in Guelph, in the 2011 federal election campaign, would be considered by some excessively partisan campaign workers to be an acceptable tactic. [...]

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