Liberals complain their voters are being harassed - Macleans.ca

Liberals complain their voters are being harassed

Late-night telephone calls the work of ‘another party,’ says Grit candidate

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The Liberal party says it is investigating reports by at least seven of its candidates that constituents in their ridings have been subjected to rude phone calls from telemarketers pretending to be Liberal operatives. “[Voters] are calling our office saying people are being rude with them,” Ray Simard, the Liberal candidate in St. Boniface, told reporters on Tuesday. “They (the telemarketers) call them at weird times of the night … and we are checking into it.” Simard added the calls were “obviously” the work of “another party.” Toronto Liberal candidate Joe Volpe has complained of similar incidents in his riding. In another sign the race is turning nasty, Liberal campaign worker Rachpal Grewal was arrested and charged with tpossession of stolen property after police allegedly found Conservative campaign signs in his truck.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/977041–liberals-say-they-re-targets-of-prank-campaign-calls

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