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Libs say CRTC should investigate new robocalls over Sask riding boundaries

Liberal MP Ralph Goodale asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday Feb. 10, 2011. Deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale is asking the CRTC to investigate the Conservative party's latest use of robocalls in his Saskatchewan home turf. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
February 06, 2013 - 11:10 AM

OTTAWA - Deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale is asking the CRTC to investigate the Conservative party's latest use of robocalls in his Saskatchewan home turf.

The Conservatives have acknowledged commissioning a so-called "push poll" warning would-be voters in Saskatchewan that changes to electoral boundaries would undermine provincial values.

The computer-generated calls identified no political party, saying only that they came from a company called Chase Research.

The Tories say they should have been identified as coming from the Conservative party.

Goodale says the robocalls are a deplorable attempt to undermine the work of the federal commission drafting new riding boundaries in the province.

He says the federal telecommunications regulator should investigate the calls.

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