Elections Canada must
disclose its rulings on 2,284 complaints since
2004, and all its future rulings, to prove that it
enforces the federal election law properly and
"We Canadians will
want to know exactly what happened, and who did
it. We will not rest, because our democracy
is at stake here, we will not rest until we know."
Kingsley, former Chief Electoral Officer
OTTAWA -- Today, Democracy Watch again called on the
Commissioner of Elections Canada and the Director of
Public Prosecutions to release the
results of investigations and the rulings on 2,284
complaints received by Elections Canada since 2004
about which they have never disclosed any
details. Democracy Watch first issued this request
are the cornerstone of our democracy, and it is
likely the robocall scandal is the tip of the iceberg and that there
are many situations which raise serious questions
about whether the federal election law has been
properly enforced since 2004," said Tyler
Sommers, Coordinator of Democracy Watch.
must disclose the details of its rulings on 2,284
past complaints to assure Canadians that it enforces
the law properly and effectively,"
Democracy Watch also called on the Commissioner of Elections to re-open its investigation into the 2008 robocall situation in the Saanich-Gulf riding in B.C. because as far as is known the Commissioner did not seek court orders or subpoena records from robocall and telecommunications companies to track down who arranged and paid for those calls.
seems clear from the 2008 robocall scandal in a B.C.
riding that Elections Canada has not been taking
complaints as seriously as needed to properly
enforce the law," said Tyler Sommers.
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