One of the pollsters working for British Columbians for STV encouraged his Facebook friends to vote against the single-transferable vote system during last week's referendum on electoral reform. In a Facebook status update, Angus Reid Strategies Inc. public affairs research director Hamish Marshall wrote, "if you live in BC vote NO to STV."
Asked for comment, Angus Reid executive vice-president Monique Morden said, "The bottom line is all our employees are entitled to their own opinions. The research we did (for British Columbians for STV) was sound. And, in no way, do our own personal opinions - which we all have - effect how we do our research."