By Aaron Wherry - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 0 Comments
A voter reports a suspicious call in Egmont.
The woman said she usually hangs up on automated calls of any kind, but only stayed on the line to listen to the entire message when it identified it was coming from Elections Canada. ”That was what grabbed my attention enough to say, ‘I need to hold onto this call,” she said. ”Then as they were talking, I remember thinking, ‘Geez. It’s pretty close to the election for something like this.’ Then by the time the message was over and I realized they were telling me I had to go somewhere else to vote, it wasn’t a real person so I couldn’t ask (why).”
The caller said their polling station had been moved from Mont Carmel to Miscouche. The couple checked their voter information card, which said nothing of a poll change, so they went to their proper polling station believing they could find out there if a switch had indeed been made. No change had been made and they voted as usual.
By kadyomalley - Friday, August 8, 2008 at 9:06 AM - 0 Comments
Seriously, is there a scintilla of actual evidence – circumstantial or otherwise - that now infamously former Liberal candidate Robert Morrissey bolted because of the Green Shift?
I mean, I’m not saying he didn’t – heck, anything is possible. But based on the coverage so far, it seems as though that particular claim originated with Conservative Party spokesbird (and erstwhile part-time House of Commons salary-drawer) Ryan Sparrow, who isn’t exactly what I’d call objective – and, I’m betting, is downright shocked by how easy it has been to push this story to the local PEI press despite a noticeable lack of independent corroboration.