Did Pierre Poutine call Windsor?


The Windsor Star looks at what happened in Windsor-Tecumseh.

It seemed like an amateurish prank when NDP volunteer Andrew McAvoy received election day calls from a phone that has become ground zero in the exploding robocall scandal. “It was really weird, it really was,” McAvoy said Wednesday, as he recounted the calls he received — first a recording and then a man with an unprofessional manner — claiming to be from Elections Canada and telling him his polling location had changed.

His is one of two complaints from Windsor that are part of a larger Elections Canada investigation into calls from one phone number, 450-760-7746, that were allegedly made to misdirect or confuse non-Conservative voters. The other Windsor complainant is Maureen Comartin, MP Joe Comartin’s (NDP — Windsor-Tecumseh) wife, who took a call from a recorded message at about 10 a.m. on May 2, informing her the location of her polling station had changed. She was immediately suspicious because she didn’t recognize the new location.


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