From one of our astute readers comes this piece of news: Xentel DM Inc., a Concord, Ontario headquartered "integrated benefit event planning, marketing and production services" company, phoned Vancouverites on Thursday to ask them a few questions about the upcoming civic election. Number one: "The Vancouver Sun today says that the campaign is getting dirty and scare tactics are starting to fly. Does this make you more or less likely to vote?" Two: "It says in the Sun that Jim Green left COPE in tatters and with a great big debt. Does this make you more or less likely to vote?" And three: "Both Sam Sullivan and Jim Green are accusing each other of dirty tricks and negative campaigning. Does this make you more or less likely to vote?" Clearly, these are questions are more loaded than Rambo. But to what aim? And who paid for the poll?
November 18, 2005