Wähler in sieben Wahlkreisen seien mit Telefonmarketing zum falschen Wahllokal gelockt worden, so eine Umfrage, die vom Council of Canadians in Auftrag gegeben wurde. In jedem davon gewann der Kandidat der Konservativen Partei. Die im Kontinent überall vertretene Bürgerrechtsgruppe bezweifelt die Legimität der Ergebnisse in jenen Wahlkreisen.
Ein Update zusammengestellt von der Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBC:
“Those who had already answered questions about for whom they would vote were almost twice as likely to receive a call that their polling station had changed, the poll found, with 34 per cent who identified their voting intention reporting polling station calls versus 18 per cent who wouldn’t say for whom they planned to vote.
Voters surveyed by Ekos in the seven target ridings were more likely to get misleading calls claiming their polling stations had changed. The poll found 3.8 per cent of those surveyed in the subject ridings got misleading calls, while 2.2 per cent in the comparison ridings reported fraudulent calls. That difference is statistically significant, Ekos says.
The results within the seven ridings varied greatly.
Conservative officials have said it’s possible voters got calls from the parties about real polling station changes, but that callers may have had old addresses or otherwise wrong information that meant the polling location they were given was incorrect.
But Elections Canada reports only one polling station change in those seven ridings, in Vancouver Island North. Elections Canada does not phone voters.”
Währenddessen beschneiden die kanadischen Konservativen die demokratische Einflussnahme auf Umweltgutachten weiter.