Ottawa PC riding president raises ‘suspicious memberships’ alarm

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Emma McLennan, the head of a Progressive Conservative (PC) riding association in suburban Ottawa, has repeated her call for party leaders to order a second nomination vote after she described evidence of “voter fraud.”

McLennan, the president of the Ottawa West-Nepean riding, said that there are hundreds of cases of suspicious party memberships in her riding.

In an email sent to the party’s president and executive director on Monday, McLennan wrote, “In light of the voter fraud that occurred at our nomination meeting plus the numerous suspicious memberships, I am asking that a new nomination meeting be called immediately.”

According to the email, the newest evidence of irregularities emerged after McLennan mailed a letter to 1,466 members in her riding informing them of the local executive’s decision to support a new nomination vote. McLennan only received an updated membership list from the party’s leaders after the vote was held.

Read more at The Globe and Mail

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.