Tories Trying To Block New Evidence In Robocalls Case

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By CBC, the Huffington Post, 3 August 2012

The federal Conservative Party's lawyer, Arthur Hamilton, is objecting to a demand by a group of voters that Elections Canada provide details of complaints received from voters in the robocalls affair. (...)

Elections Canada says it received some 800 complaints from 200 federal ridings about misleading phone calls in the May 2011 federal election campaign. Steven Shrybman, a lawyer for voters who are suing in each of the seven named ridings, wants Elections Canada to provide details on the nature of these complaints.

The Conservatives allege that Shrybman's request comes too late, after a June deadline for filing evidence supporting the council's claims. (...)

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