Musings —07.12.2011 07:39 AM—
As Chip Martin detailed in the London Free Press, innumerable Liberal supporters in the hotly contested London ridings reported receiving late-night calls of harassment — spreading false information, for example, about polling stations being moved.
Most of the calls came from smear-for-hire call centres in Florida or the Dakotas, which were beyond the reach of Canadian law.
“A good Conservative friend informed me they had actually been utilizing a central office for phone calls and that none of them emanated from London itself,” Pearson wrote on his much-read blog. “They had poured big money from afar into influencing my riding.”