Conservatives move again to have robocalls suits tossed

CBC News

The Conservative Party has filed a second motion to dismiss the robocalls lawsuits filed by the left-leaning Council of Canadians, calling council chairperson Maude Barlow a “virulent critic” of Prime Minister Stephen Harper who has “orchestrated” the litigation.

“It is evident that the Council’s ‘business plan’ is to leverage anti-Conservative sentiment in order raise money and continue to employ professional agitators like Ms. Barlow,” the motion says.

The Council of Canadians is seeking to overturn the results of last year’s election in seven ridings won by Conservatives, where they say voters were misdirected to phoney polling stations by mysterious live or recorded phone calls, often purporting to be from Elections Canada.

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