Friday, April 15, 2011

NDP’s Pitre to Cabinet Minister Moore: “Fire your ballot-stealing staffer now”

RIVERVIEW – Fundy Royal New Democrat candidate Darryl Pitre demanded Friday that Conservative candidate Rob Moore immediately fire his Special Assistant, Michael Sona, the man who led a Conservative attack on an Elections Canada polling station at the University of Guelph on Thursday.

“I don’t know what country Mr. Moore thinks this is, but last I checked, party staffers don’t attack polling stations in this country. This isn’t Libya.” Pitre said. “The sacredness of the ballot box is something generations of Canadians have fought and died for.”

“If this punk Sona wants to steal ballot boxes, he should be locked up; and his boss, Mr. Moore should be sent to the EI office,” Pitre said.

Sona, an Ontario resident and former student at the University of Guelph, works as Mr. Moore’s Special Assistant responsible for Communications in the Department of Small Business and Tourism. Yesterday, he was reported to have tried to steal ballot box while he and other Conservative activists attempted to stop students from voting.

Pitre said, “I’ve got one question for Mr. Moore: Will you fire Mr. Sona, or do the people of Fundy Royal need to fire you first? I will be personally delivering a letter to Mr. Moore asking him this question, and I look forward to his response.”


For more information contact:

Darryl Pitre Campaign office: (506) 832-0004