Questionable Election Phoning in BC - 2008

I had forgotten about this.
During the 2008 election, there was an outcry in Saanich-Gulf Islands when a call went to residents the evening before the election encouraging them to vote for an NDP candidate who had dropped out of the race but whose name remained on the ballot. 

The Tyee: Ontario bogus call investigation more successful than earlier BC case

The calls appeared to be from the the local NDP.  That wasn't the case.  The Conservative Candidate won by 2700 votes, while the NDP candidate who withdrew from the election received 3600 votes  Elections Canada investigated but could not find anything.  

Only one party benefited from these calls.  The Conservatives.  It now looks like Elections Canada will look at this again. 

Thanks to @jimbobbysez for the h/t on twitter


Suspicious call urges support for withdrawn NDP candidate

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