NEWS ~ NDP INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUDULENT ELECTION CALLS IN BURNABY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 29, 2012

NDP INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUDULENT ELECTION CALLS IN BURNABY

OTTAWA - New Democrats Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby-Douglas) have received reports from constituents concerned about possible fraudulent calls they have received during the previous election, and are working to verify these claims.

"We have to stress that it is still too early to say whether these specific claims can be verified," says Julian. "However, we encourage anyone who believes they might have information to contact Elections Canada toll-free at 1-800-463-6868."

“I am concerned about information we are receiving from Burnaby,” says Stewart. “Fraudulent voter suppression is a serious offense and ultimately harmful to the health of our democracy.”

 

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For more information, please contact:

Michelle Silongan, Office of Kennedy Stewart, (613) 790-6736 or kennedy.stewart.a1@parl.gc.ca

Sandra Bell, Office of Peter Julian, (604) 775-5735 or peter.julian.c1@parl.gc.ca