Why did so many RMG invoices -- of varying amounts -- end in '.01'?
Found the answer.
But more than half of the campaigns received the exact same bill from RMG. In total, 49 ridings across the country, all with varying numbers of electors, paid the call centre $15,000 (the 16 Quebec ridings included in the list were charged an extra penny).
I smell conservative frat boi humour of the sort that would find voter suppression school hilarious.
The conversation that followed was deeply disturbing to Fryer. In a question and answer session, attendees discussed voter suppression tactics. They talked about posing as a member of another party, and about making rude calls at inconvenient times as a strategy to get the supporter of another party to not go out and vote for their candidate. The instructors detailed different kinds of suppression calls, and how these tactics are borrowed from the U.S. Republican Party.
According to Fryer, "the mood of the meeting was that this is war and that anything goes."
Including charging Quebecers an extra penny.