Ratfucking has come to the Great White North, courtesy of the Conservatives:
Elections Canada has traced fraudulent phone calls made during the federal election to an Edmonton voice-broadcast company that worked for the Conservative Party across the country. […]
Elections Canada launched its investigation after it was inundated with complaints about election day calls in Guelph, Ont., one of 18 ridings across the country where voters were targeted by harassing or deceptive phone messages in an apparent effort to discourage Liberal supporters from voting.
It looks like the Tories will try to pin this on a 23 year-old staffer, who’s already resigned. The opposition isn’t buying it, and have starting to use the “N word” (Nixonian). Harper has personally issued a blanket denial, saying that “our party has no knowledge of these calls”, which seems like a statement begging to be refuted. It will be interesting to see if this is enough to bring down Harper’s government.