Yesterday, we exclusively reported British Columbia electoral reformers have launched a new and more aggressive online poll - asking respondents, for example, if they would be more inclined to support the single-transferable vote system if they knew "those running the campaign against BC-STV (who are the same people who were behind Glen Clark's failed administration) are doing so to preserve their chance to get back into power." Among others, that's a shot at No STV president Bill Tieleman, who was the former premier's communications director. And Mr. Tieleman is shooting back.
In an email, the communications consultant and 24 hours columnist stated, "For a group that claims it wants to do politics differently and who complained vociferously when No STV tested arguments against the single transferable vote, the Fair Voting BC campaign seems to be both hypocritical and desperate in trying to connect myself and others to Glen Clark. I'm proud to be working with a wide range of people who have been involved with the Social Credit, BC Liberal, Green, NDP and other parties as well as non-aligned voters - some plot!"