Yukon MP says robocalls not from his campaign
Yukon MP Ryan Leef says there's no way anyone from his campaign called Yukon constituents to direct them to the wrong polling station.
Last week, two Yukoners complained to the CBC about receiving such calls during last year’s federal election.
"I'm certainly satisfied from our end that we didn't do anything that would be considered misleading or fraudulent or illegal in the campaign at all," said Leef.
Leef said his campaign used the same company at the centre of the robocalls scandal, but strictly for opinion polling. He said he's willing to release transcripts of those calls which he said shows there are no references to election day voting or polling stations.
"And I really hope Elections Canada can get to the bottom of it to find out who could have or would have been responsible for any misleading calls in our territory," Leef said.
There are calls for a public inquiry across the country but Leef says that's not necessary. He said he's satisfied with the current Elections Canada investigation.
The Yukon is one of seven ridings named in a lawsuit by the Council of Canadians naming Canada's Chief Electoral Officer and candidates in those ridings.
The suit alleges robocalls could have affected the outcomes in those close races.
Leef beat incumbent Liberal candidate Larry Bagnell by 132 votes.