The following came from Buckdog.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Conservatives Didn’t Declare Payments Made To Robocalls Company, Can’t Explain To Elections Canada Why Not
“OTTAWA — Elections Canada investigators probing the robocalls scandal are interviewing workers on the Conservative campaign in Guelph, Ont., and trying to determine why payments made to an Edmonton voice-broadcasting company were not declared in financial reports filed with the agency.
In recent days, the agency has spoken to at least three workers from the campaign of Conservative candidate Marty Burke, including the official agent responsible for ensuring the campaign’s financial report was accurate.
Elections Canada wants to know why the costs of automated calls the campaign has admitted sending out never appeared in the campaign’s expense report, as required by law.
Andrew Prescott, the deputy campaign manager, said he is co-operating with the investigation and handing over bills he received from RackNine Inc. for a series of robocalls promoting Burke events during the election.
The same company was used to transmit misleading Elections Canada calls on election day.
Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher
WHat a huge coincidence. A conservative campaign that didn’t properly explain its finances and surprise surprise the company in question is the one that seems to have sent out all those fraudulent phone calls. As usual the questions keep coming and the same tired old answer, “It wasn’t us”, looks more and lore suspect.
I think any reasonable person by now has to assume the conservatives were in fact behind this criminal activity and the only question left is how far up the corporate ladder did it reach and more importantly can anyone prove it. A full public inquiry is needed into this and charges should be laid to the full extent of the law when it is determined who paid for these calls. I’m surprised the cons don’t want and demand this themselves aren’t they the ones who constantly want to fight crime and lock up criminals wherever they are found? Maybe not if they are found too close to the PMO,