Editor, The Times:
As a canvasser for the recall campaign I was very upset that Chad Moats shredded the 10,000 recall signatures – all that work by many people in the trash bin. But maybe, just maybe, he did something right. The following happened in the Maple Ridge recall effort. I would certainly be very upset if Elections BC gave out all the information on all the people who signed my petitions on Terry Lake. Sorry but I simply do not trust any of these trough feeders. What do they need this info for? It is very scary, look what Elections BC did with their scare letters to over 2,000 seniors in B.C. I submit that these scare letters were actually threatening letters. If you do not believe this, ask any of these people who received these letters.
According to an article in the Maple Ridge News, recall organizers will never know exactly how many people signed on in the trial exercise of firing an MLA. Neither will Elections B.C., who told the Maple Ridge FightHST group it won’t bother counting the sheets but instead will just pack them into boxes and put them into storage. But Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton will know who and how many people signed against him and voted to recall him under the Recall and Initiative Act. He’ll be reviewing the petition sheets once Elections B.C. has processed the files. Dalton said he made a Freedom of Information request and was told by Elections B.C. that he can access the files, though he’s not sure if that’s possible for the general public.
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