The polling company behind the phone calls in Irwin Cotler’s riding is now the subject of complaints.
Campaign Research Inc. had not been advised of any complaints as of Thursday afternoon, said principal partner Nick Kouvalis. “We’ve done tens of millions of dials through our call centre and there’s never been any complaint launched against us,” Kouvalis said. “We’re in the business of getting Conservatives elected and ending Liberal careers. We’re good at it.”
Kouvalis said his firm always follows Elections Canada and CRTC rules and denied doing anything wrong in Mount Royal. He said Cotler’s claim that the calls interfered with his work was “a bit rich” because the MP would have spent more time writing speeches about the issue than it would have taken to return calls from constituents about them.
The Hill Times reports that the founder of Campaign Research managed Peter Van Loan’s campaign in 2004.