...Matt Meier, owner of Edmonton-based RackNine, has forwarded the information to Elections Canada, which should now be able to seek a legal order to compel Rogers to hand over the name of the customer using the IP address. A spokeswoman for Elections Canada would not comment on whether any such production order has been issued.
Elections Canada is investigating reports that voters in Guelph received calls that directed them to the wrong polling station. The phone number behind the Guelph calls was registered to “Pierre Poutine” of “Separatist Street” in Joliette, Que.
Mr. Meier said after the robocall misdirecting voters was made on election day last year, he received a call from Andrew Prescott, the deputy campaign manager for the Conservative candidate in Guelph, Marty Burke. Mr. Prescott asked Mr. Meier to send out a correction notice, telling people to ignore the initial call. Mr. Prescott has denied any role in making the fake Elections Canada calls. Mr. Meier said he did not sound as if he was the same person who set up the initial “Pierre Poutine” account.
Mr. Meier is irate that his firm, a voice-broadcasting system that hosts robocalls, was initially linked to dirty tricks, even though Elections Canada made clear the company was not suspect.