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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Police investigation of voter suppression in the PC leadership race

Stephen Taylor of BloggingTories is reporting that the RCMP have been called in to investigate a possible case of voter suppression in the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race. Frank Klees signed up a diverse group of Ontarians, many of whom appear to be new Canadians. Such people are particularly vulnerable to tactics of intimidation or fraud. Stephen Taylor included a letter from party president, Ken Zeise, the Klees campaign informing them that matter is now under investigation.

I truly hope that these allegations turn out to be false. If it is true it would represent a black mark not just on the PC Party, but on Canadian politics in general.

Posted by Hugh MacIntyre on June 25, 2009 | Permalink

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"I truly hope that these allegations turn out to be false. If it is true it would represent a black mark not just on the PC Party, but on Canadian politics in general."

Too late.

Sounds like Lower mainland BC politics.

Posted by: John Chittick | 2009-06-25 10:52:24 AM


It certainly seems to me that some groups of immigrants tend to be drawn to the conservative parties and others to the liberal party. But more importantly both parties don't seem to tap this at all as most party meetings I've been too are a bunch of white male land owners, even in predominantly immigrant communities.

So if you want more conservative votes in your area, go out an engage some people from the middle east or Pakistan and India. It seems that fiscal conservative appeals to a large number of them, probably because they often left their homes for fiscal reasons.

I'm talking about 1st and to a lesser extent 2nd generation Canadians.

Posted by: Pete | 2009-06-25 11:15:31 AM


So if you want more conservative votes in your area, go out an engage some people from the middle east or Pakistan and India.
Posted by: Pete | 2009-06-25 11:15:31 AM

You mean the people that want sharia law established? Great idea.

Posted by: The Stig | 2009-06-25 11:21:29 AM



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