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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:03 PM
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Toronto Star: Another student barred from Conservative Party rally
Kenyon Wallace
Toronto Star


As a young voter looking to learn more about what political parties stand for, Joanna MacDonald was thrilled to learn Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper was coming to town for a campaign rally.

The 21-year-old environmental science student at the University of Guelph immediately went online to the local Conservative candidates website and signed up to attend the event.

.....(snip).....

But when she arrived Monday at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre where Harper was scheduled to speak, her registration in hand, MacDonald was informed she was not welcome.

Why? An unidentified Conservative Party official told her that her name had been flagged. .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/970...



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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:30 PM
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1. that's not the way to get people to vote for you. i mean, she could have been
actually interested in what he had to say and considering voting for him. unbelievable!
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:36 PM
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2. they are so exclusive... just like all Aristocrats and their wannabes
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Siouxmealso Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:39 PM
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3. When she signed up
I wonder if she told them she was an "environmental science student." That would be a red flag for them.
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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:44 PM
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4. They kicked out another girl who had a facebook pic of her with the liberal party leader
Yes... they actually checked her facebook and then kicked her out of the rally when they saw that (she said she was undecided and had attended all of the leaders' rallies)
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