Elections Canada investigators have spread their robocall probe to Conservative Party headquarters, according to a story by Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher, the reporters who first broke news of the case.
From the Ottawa Citizen:
Nearly a year after the investigation began, the agency is trying to determine why database records provided by the party appear to be missing entries that could help identify who downloaded the phone numbers used to make fraudulent robocalls, according to a source familiar with the probe.
Investigators also are inquiring about a phone call from Conservative headquarters, made the day before the election, to RackNine, the Edmonton voice-broadcasting company whose servers were used to send out the robocalls.
The party has consistently denied playing a part in the alleged robocall scheme, which is said to have involved fraudulent calls to non-Conservative supporters during last year’s federal election.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012