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Alberta Party reports 'fraudulent' robocalls posing as Greg Clark campaign

The Alberta Party candidate for the byelection in Calgary-Elbow is calling for an investigation into what he says is a fraudulent robocall campaign.

Party has contacted police and complained to Elections Alberta, CRTC

The Alberta Party candidate for the byelection in Calgary-Elbow is calling for an investigation into what he says is a fraudulent robocall campaign.

Greg Clark, who is the party’s leader, says someone has been using a caller ID for the Alberta Party to make thousands of calls to residents.

“We started getting complaints from people receiving multiple phone calls throughout the day and some suggesting we had called them at 3 a.m.,” said Clark’s campaign manager Peter Oliver in a release.

“However, none of those calls ever originated from the Greg Clark campaign or the Alberta Party.”

Clark’s campaign contacted Elections Alberta to request an official investigation, filed a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and reported the calls to the Calgary police.

“Whomever is doing this is deliberately harassing citizens in Calgary-Elbow,” said Oliver.   

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