Robo-calls rally slated for Sunday in Nelson

A rally against voter suppression and the recent reports of robo-calls is being held at the Nelson Courthouse this Sunday.

A rally against voter suppression and the recent reports of robo-calls being used in the last federal election is being held at the Nelson Courthouse this Sunday.

Elections Canada and the RCMP are investigating recent claims that robo-calls were used in an attempt to dissuade voters from casting their ballot by telling them their polling stations had changed locations.

“We are demonstrating that we have zero tolerance for voter suppression and call for a full independent public inquiry into robo-calls and vote-moving scandals,” read a press release from rally organizers. “We ask for immediate by-elections in those ridings where the voting process has been tampered with, or for the Governor General to call for a new full election.”

The rally begins at 1 p.m. with speakers followed by a march down Baker Street at 2 p.m.

 

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