Julian, Stewart receive reports of possible fraudulent election calls
Two local New Democrat MPs have received reports from constituents that they may have received fraudulent calls during the last federal election.
Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby-Douglas) are working to verify the claims, they said in a press release. Reports of voters receiving fraudulent calls redirecting them to non-existent polling stations or offensive calls purporting to be from the office of a particular candidate, are currently being investigated in Ontario and other provinces.
"We have to stress that it is still too early to say whether these specific claims can be verified," said Julian in the release. "However, we encourage anyone who believes they might have information to contact Elections Canada toll-free at 1-800-463-6868."
Stewart said, "I am concerned about information we are receiving from Burnaby. Fraudulent voter suppression is a serious offense and ultimately harmful to the health of our democracy.”