The Tory ratfucking robocall scandal in Canada is heating up:
A former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper says last year’s election day robo-calls are of a scale he’s never seen before and warrant a “huge investigation.”
Ian Brodie, who was Mr. Harper’s chief of staff from 2006 to 2008, said revelations from an Elections Canada probe that has centred on the Southern Ontario riding of Guelph and its local Conservative campaign likely indicate “a very devious local effort that could well lead to charges against several campaign volunteers.”
But he didn’t dismiss the possibility of “a national effort at subterfuge.”
Elections Canada has found evidence of calls directing voters to fictitious polling places in 31 ridings across Canada, even though Tories have argued that they were the work of one operative in Guelph going by the name of “Pierre Poutine”. It sounds like Pierre wasn’t acting alone–Betty Beavertail, Bob Backbacon and Nancy Nanaimo-Bar must have been helping out. Any other ideas for unindicted co-conspirators?