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CIMS Godfather ..... "How say you is Pierre Poutine voter out reach or voter suppression?"

Robo-call furor focuses attention on massive Tory database

Bill Curry
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Professor Tom Flanagan in his office at the University of Calgary's Department of Political Science (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press)

How much does Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party know about you?

Attention is focusing on the massive database of Canadian voters called the Constituency Information Management System (CIMS), which was created and expanded under Mr. Harper’s leadership of the Conservative Party. Critics of the Tories claim the database must have been used by the as-yet-unknown people behind alleged 2011 campaign calls aimed at annoying and misleading opposition party supporters.

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