Names of staffers who knew about robocalls revealed



Jessica Hume, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 12:47 PM ET

OTTAWA - A publication ban has been lifted from the names of six Conservative political staffers to whom Michael Sona bragged about misdirecting Liberal voters to wrong polling stations in the 2011 election.

The names are contained in an Information to Obtain filed in court by Elections Canada investigator Allan Mathews, in which the witnesses describe encounters with Sona.

Rebecca Docksteader (now Rebecca Carlton), John Schudlo, Mitchell Messom, Tyler Barker, Benjamin Hicks and Conrad Johnson each told Mathews about Sona's boasting about a robocalls scheme.

Sona approached Docksteader days after the election and described a robocalls scheme that "sounded very, very similar to the story we'd been hearing," she told Mathews.

"He went on to talk about how he had been involved in these robocalls."