“Robocall Scandal and Voter Suppression” screening

May 22nd, 2015

Guelph “Robocall Scandal and Voter Suppression”!

Fair Vote Guelph and the Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians are revisiting the Robocall Scandal and the 2011 Voter Suppression this month with a visit from documentary filmmaker Peter Smoczynski.

From Wednesday May 20th to Saturday May 23rd Peter Smoczynski is screening portions of his film and doing additional recording for his documentary: Election Day in Canada: The Rise of Voter Suppression.Ottawa-based filmmaker. His visit to Guelph marks the launch of a cross-country expedition for the final leg of shooting and fundraising for this independent film.

During his week in Guelph, Mr. Smoczynski is shooting additional interviews as this Federal Riding was the epicentre of the 2011 Robocall Scandal. If you were a recipient of one of a fraudulent Elections Canada calls, or know someone who was, please get in touch with Fair Vote Guelph at guelph@fairvote.ca.

Saturday’s presentation will include compelling interview footage completed to date, as well as highlights from research underpinning the film. Interview subjects include MP Irwin Cotler, former Chief Electoral Officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley, investigative journalists Stephen Maher and Glen MacGregor and figures from the Council of Canadians legal challenge, lawyer Steven Shrybman and pollster Frank Graves.

The audience will have an opportunity for a Q & A interaction with the filmmaker.

The event in Guelph will take place on Saturday, May 23rd from 2pm-4 pm for the formal launch of Peter Smoczynski’s cross-country tour at The Bookshelf , 41 Quebec Street in Guelph.

Admission for this event is $20 and includes a reception in the E-Bar with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at 4 pm.

Money raised will support the completion of this documentary. Tickets for the Bookshelf event, are on sale at the Bookshelf and on-line through Eventbrite.

For more information:

Ken MacKay,
Fair Vote Guelph
guelph@fairvote.ca

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