November 9, 2009

It Never Ends

Via email;

Listening to Bill Good on CKNW this morning a gentleman called to report that he was refused entry into a polling station (National By-Election) somewhere in the New Westminster - Coquitlam (nee NDP Dawn Black) riding this morning because he was wearing a Poppy! Apparently others had been turned away. Seems the Poppy was construed as a symbol of party affiliation and broadcasted how you were expected to vote?!?

I'm waiting for the story to pick-up some speed.

Are we seeing the repeat of the New Brunswick Principal - National Anthem story again?

Posted by Kate at November 9, 2009 4:43 PM

Wish I could say I'm shocked and surprised, but I'm not. This is expected.

Posted by: ChrisinMB at November 9, 2009 4:55 PM

Hm, the poppies are black and red, so that means poppy wearers vote Green (black hearts?) or Liberal. I'd bar them from the voting booth. What's the problem?

Posted by: steve at November 9, 2009 4:59 PM

beyond me!

my brother has a 308, not that I'd use it or anything, specially since I know it has been registered with the authorities a may therefor not be used as it should, rather could

Posted by: blanks at November 9, 2009 5:00 PM

the chief electoral officer should immediately declare this election null and void and find out the name of the dipper at the polling station.

Posted by: cal2 at November 9, 2009 5:05 PM

Clearly all the call from layton to "support the troops" have made it an NDP symbol.

Ridiculous....the people responsible should have their names and pictures plastered all over the news and the net so they can be sibjected to maximum public shaming.

Posted by: Stephen at November 9, 2009 5:07 PM

exactly the sort of brain-dead froth i expect from the compassionate,
intellectual left...

"I want all gun laws repealed. Then I can go fascist hunting."
Posted by liberal supporter to halls of macadamia at 8:04 PM,
November 04, 2009


Posted by: neo at November 9, 2009 5:07 PM

"Wish I could say I'm shocked and surprised, but I'm not. This is expected."

i just noticed this,

"expected" that anyone wearing a veterans poppy in this country would be "turned away" from a federal polling station!?

u on Crack? cuz I'm starting to think everyone else is?

wanted to mention since no one else is, that Harper got a Internationally recognized medal Nov.5, u'd have to be subscribed to the press release to know that though, kuz there is no news story I can find?
the frogs are rewarding this pos for his distinguished contribution to the frankandphony.

Posted by: blanks at November 9, 2009 5:12 PM

I really have trouble believing this one. Even in today's strange times and even with the most brain-washed, brain-dead socialist in charge of the polling station, this is beyond comprehension.

I'd like to think this is a hoax or some wild exaggeration. Am I being naive?

Posted by: biffjr. at November 9, 2009 5:13 PM

Bill Good has a CKNW Audio Vault. The call came in between 10:30 and 11:00 if I recall, it certainly sounded sincere. It caught my attention and I was left with the impression that Bill Good was having one of his staff follow-up on the story.

Posted by: sabre0 at November 9, 2009 5:22 PM

Curl up your fist and knock their teeth down their throat. Simple.

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at November 9, 2009 5:22 PM

Truth can be stupider then fiction.

Posted by: Agent Smith at November 9, 2009 5:24 PM

If he was wearing a Pansy I doubt he'd have been accosted because the Dipper would have likely identified with it.

Seriously though, were that me being denied entrance I likely would have been taken away in shackles for assaulting said Pansy.

Posted by: Indiana Homez at November 9, 2009 5:25 PM

Old news. Poppies and nuclear weapons were banned in NDP ridings years ago.

Posted by: Sgt Lejaune at November 9, 2009 5:26 PM

What we need to know is, the names of those who did the refusal of entry to poppy wearing voters.

We need their names and phone numbers.


Posted by: Jake at November 9, 2009 5:28 PM


"turned away", I think you mean "refused entry". back to your tinfoil factory please.

Posted by: blanks at November 9, 2009 5:31 PM

I'm sorry it offends, let me pin it to your nose and I'll pick it up after I vote.

Posted by: Speedy at November 9, 2009 5:37 PM

We'll see if it makes the local news here.

Hope the name of the person has been recorded

Posted by: Fred at November 9, 2009 5:42 PM

If this is true, all hell should break loose and this should become a national incident. If the wearing of a poppy is construed as a symbol of party affiliation, so too is the NON-wearing of a poppy.

Posted by: John Luft at November 9, 2009 5:43 PM

Give credit where credit is due.


Posted by: ∞² at November 9, 2009 5:54 PM

@John Luft

As crazy as that sounds, I think you have a very valid point there.

Posted by: wingwalker at November 9, 2009 6:02 PM

I see a marketing opportunity!
Green for the weenie-greenies;
Red with white centers for the commie Liberals;
Orange and green middles for the "you've got to be kidding" NDP'ers (socialists who are green concious);
White with little blue centers for those "I wish we were back in France...but not really" PQ moonbats;
and last but not least...Blue, with red centers and a little white dot in the middle for all those "'Merican, gun-toatin'-freedom lovn'" Conservatives!

But I will need a government loan to get them China!!!! That's the good Canadian way...Non?!!!

Posted by: glacierman at November 9, 2009 6:05 PM

Unbelievable!!! Maybe the caller was purposely trying to create trouble. We should look into this in depth before we jump the gun.
However, if true....let's rave and rant. The by-election should be declared void and useless. Nothing short of that will do.
MariaS (dodocanspell)

Posted by: MariaS at November 9, 2009 6:06 PM

Let me see if I have the voting rules right.

You can't wear a poppy.
You can wear a burka.


Posted by: gord at November 9, 2009 6:07 PM

Gord.. you have it right.

If you can't vote for wearing a poppy just what the heck were our troops fighting for in the first place? Also, if this story proves to be true, what kind of idiots do they hire to man the polling stations? Obviously not history majors.

Posted by: Watcher at November 9, 2009 6:22 PM

You'll find the call-in at about the 11:25 mark of Bill Good's show on the CKNW audio vault.

Posted by: sabre0 at November 9, 2009 6:24 PM

That won't be true.

Posted by: Me No Dhimmi at November 9, 2009 6:25 PM

I'm waiting for the follow up - if this is true, I will be blowing up some of my own fuses. This cannot stand, the poppie is what we wear to remind us of the soldiers who died for us so that we could vote! Agenda driven monsters at polling stations are there at every election, always left wing and always with a chip on their shoulders.

Posted by: Jema54 at November 9, 2009 6:26 PM

If it were me I'd get the names of the people who refused me entry, make sure I had a witness or two, then go to the nearest police station and file a formal complaint.

The police would have to investigate and press charges if so warranted. Its the only way to get through to these air-heads. Make them face the courts. I'm sure there must be some laws on the books that prevent people from subverting the democratic process.

Posted by: a different bob at November 9, 2009 6:44 PM

Where I live, there are more people with poppies, than without. Does this riding have a large immigrant population?

My area actually has a large population of second and third generation Germans. Many of them had parents and grandparents who fought on the other side. They still wear poppies, out of respect for all the victims of war. Even in defeat, the Germans have more class than South Asians.

Posted by: dp at November 9, 2009 7:01 PM

What do people expect when we have allowed by inaction, the mad & hateful to run our lives?

Posted by: Revnant Dream at November 9, 2009 7:03 PM

Hard to believe this is true, so I'll wait and see on this one. That being said, my blood pressure always rose this time of year whenever I saw an anti-military politician wearing a poppy.

Posted by: tower at November 9, 2009 7:08 PM

By election results should start coming in for the Nova Scotia riding. Is there anywhere that we can get early access.

Posted by: reuslts oriented at November 9, 2009 7:08 PM

I live in Toronto, and what's bothering me is how few people are wearing poppies. I wear mine everywhere.

On the subway the other day, most of my husband's and my fellow riders were, quite obviously, recent immigrants. I noticed that none of them were wearing a poppy. I guess they either have no idea what was sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy in Canada, freedoms extended to them and their families, or they don't care.

Either way, I'm disappointed.

Posted by: batb at November 9, 2009 8:04 PM

I'm sure the Libs and Dippers will find a Cons.logo on that poppy! Isn't there a conspiracy by the Cons to take over everything..and now we have 'poppygate?'
If this is true,someones head should roll for sure.

Posted by: Sammy at November 9, 2009 8:28 PM


Any follow up before I launch into a profanity-laced tirade?

Posted by: Curious at November 9, 2009 9:13 PM

"I'd like to think this is a hoax or some wild exaggeration" - biffjr

I am with you on this one. It has to be a hoax.

Posted by: Canuckguy at November 9, 2009 9:54 PM

I'm puzzled which 'party affiliation' it could be since both major parties and their variants *and* all minor parties have by commission or omission SCREWED the veterans in the SCOC case which denied them decades of lost pension benefits due to years of bungling and mismanagement.

including of course the vaunted CPC under which 'stewardship' the final decision came.

ungrateful s.o.b.s the lot of them.

they ALL do it.

Posted by: curious_george at November 9, 2009 10:10 PM

blanks @ 5:12 PM

Is this what you mean:


Posted by: CERDIP at November 9, 2009 11:15 PM

Giving this the 48 hour rule.
But IF true.
I'll show up for every election in the furture wearing a poppy no matter what the date is.

Posted by: ldd at November 10, 2009 3:00 AM

Idd; absolutely! Only slightly off topic...the red poppy, as under discussion here, is copyrighted and zealously protected by the Royal Canadian Legion. Sales are ONLY by the Legion, and Members do the distribution, either in person or by means of the familiar little white or clear plastic boxes usually seen by cash register stations. I should mention that other organizations, such as Cadets, assist with the Poppy Campaign as they are supported by local branches of the Legion
The point is, membership is unfortunately waning and some (a lot of) members are NOT honouring their oath to support the Poppy Campaign. Hence the lack of points of sale of Poppies.
Two hours manning a location once a year is the commitment we're talking about.
I have to say that in my small town (B.C.), EVERYONE (pretty much) buys and wears a poppy.
Remembrance Day brings out big crowds to the Cenotaph here.

Posted by: DaninVan at November 10, 2009 4:20 AM

So is this alleged outrage confirmed or another hoax...
If it is confirmed that riding's results are null and void....and heads should roll.

Posted by: sasquatch at November 10, 2009 12:06 PM

I don't believe this happened. If it was me, I'd whip out my cell phone, point it at the guy and say "You are about to become famous on Youtube. Please state again that I cannot vote because I am wearing a poppy."

Posted by: randall g at November 11, 2009 12:41 AM

Hmm...sad state of affairs we're in when it can be readily assumed that some political parties can be counted on to not honour the efforts of our military men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. In different times, wouldn't this be considered treason? Or at least something like it?

Posted by: Medusa at November 11, 2009 7:28 PM

Hmm...sad state of affairs we're in when it can be readily assumed that some political parties can be counted on to not honour the efforts of our military men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. In different times, wouldn't this be considered treason? Or at least something like it?

Posted by: Medusa at November 11, 2009 7:29 PM