The Commissioner of Elections Canada has filed court documents that show the number of complaints have since doubled regarding misleading telephone calls in last year’s federal election.

     Elections Canada had 1,394 complaints, “alleging specific occurrences” in 234 of Canada’s 308 federal ridings, by mid August, that has since increased from March when the commissioner’s office received 700 complaints.

     Guelph is one of the targets of the investigation, where a number of residents are saying they have been receiving robocalls from someone claiming to be from Elections Canada, where they are then directed to the wrong or non-existent polling station.

     While the calls were aimed at non-Conservative voters, the Conservative party said they had no involvement and they are helping in the investigation.

     Casey.MacDonald@rci.rogers.com