Robocall allegations surface in Quebec on final day of provincial campaign

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Robocall allegations surface in Quebec on final day of provincial campaign

QUEBEC - Allegations of unethical robocalls, which surfaced following the last federal election, have now sprouted on the last full day of the Quebec election campaign.

The Quebec Liberals have filed a complaint with provincial police over allegations of trick phone calls before Quebecers head to vote.

The governing party says it has learned of a series of automated calls falsely made in the party's name in the Quebec City region.

It says the calls were made, in English only, in the overwhelmingly francophone region.

A spokeswoman for Quebec's provincial police couldn't immediately confirm an official complaint had been filed.

Voters are set to cast their ballots Tuesday. Polls place the Parti Quebecois ahead of the Liberals and the upstart Coalition party.

PQ Leader Pauline Marois and Liberal Leader Jean Charest are campaigning today in the Quebec City area, where polls suggest Francois Legault's Coalition could steal several seats from the Liberals.

Marois has been pressing for a majority mandate to set her sovereigntist agenda in motion.

"We don't want to find ourselves in an election (again) in six months," she said in Quebec City Monday.

Legault is also making a final pitch in the hotly contested ridings north and south of Montreal that some analysts say could decide the election.

Organizations: Parti Quebecois

Geographic location: Quebec City, Francois Legault, Montreal

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