Director General of Elections doesn't like pranks
Quebec's Director General of Elections is suggesting that people think twice before interfering in any way with the voting process.
The request comes after a Quebec City radio host prank-called Montreal Anglophones and told them that they wouldn't be allowed to vote on Sept. 4 unless they first passed a French test.
Although victims of the prank seemed to catch on to the host's antics fairly quickly, DGE spokesperson Denis Dion still called the host personally to discourage him from repeating the stunt.
"We try very hard at the Chief Electoral Office to convince people to exercise their right to vote. We know that in some Anglo ridings, the rate of participation is not very high," Dion told CJAD News. "It's not a good idea to call electors, telling them about Quebec's 'election police.' We don't find it funny."
"Legally, we can't do anything. We told him it was not a good idea and suggested that it stop."