Ground level

Liberal candidates are reporting prank call campaigns.

On Tuesday, the Liberals issued a warning to Ontario residents about “harassing” phone calls they say are part of an “aggressive, unethical scheme organized and coordinated” by their political opponents. Furious constituents in at least 10 ridings have complained about receiving rude phone calls from people claiming to be working for the local Liberal candidate. The calls, which contain a North Dakota “701” area code, often come repeatedly late at night or early in the morning.

Elections Canada is apparently investigating.

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