Northerners protest robocall scandal
Handful turned up in downtown Iqaluit and Yellowknife to join protestors across Canada Sunday
A handful of people gathered at Iqaluit's busiest intersection Sunday to protest illegal voter suppression phone calls which happened in the last federal election.
People like Mark McCormack joined protestors across Canada to draw attention to what is being dubbed the 'robocall' scandal.
"We think that the electoral fraud that has allegedly taken place, or has taken place is really, really wrong," said McCormack.
A similar protest was held in Yellowknife Sunday, where about a dozen people marched down the city's main street holding signs and chanting slogans such as, "Election fraud has got to go".
Elections Canada has received more than 31,000 reports related to the phone fraud, reported to have happened during the May 2011 federal election.
In some cases, people impersonating Elections Canada officials called voters and told them their polling station had changed.
It is illegal to attempt to influence an elector or election results under the Canada Elections Act.
Some groups which protested in cities like Toronto and Edmonton want a public inquiry.
There haven't been any reports of voter interference in Nunavut, but McCormack says electoral fraud anywhere hurts all Canadians.
In a visit to Nunavut last month when the story broke, Prime Minister Stephen Harper denied any knowledge of the calls and said the people involved should be held accountable.