NDP admits role in robocall campaign

Party paid to have turncoat MP’s phone lines flooded

A robocall campaign that flooded the phone lines at new Liberal MP Lise St. Denis’ offices last week has been traced to the NDP. Hundreds of callers were redirected to St. Denis’ offices after an automated call asked them if they agreed with the Quebec MP’s decision to cross the floor. Callers who indicated they disagreed with her choice to leave the NDP were automatically forwarded to one of her office lines. An NDP official admitted to that the calls were paid for by the party. “We have no intention of abandoning the people in the riding who voted for the NDP and we plan to keep them informed and not abandon them even though Ms St-Denis and the Liberal Party really have no respect for their democratic rights,” said spokeswoman Sally Housser. St. Denis, meanwhile, called the tactic “immoral.”

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