A mobile campaign by the WCWC sets up shop in downtown Prince George
tonight, and organizer Anthony Marr says local polling stations will be
key sites for their petition for a referendum on bear hunting.
While municipal campaigners won’t be allowed within 100 meters of the
polls, no such restriction applies to the WCWC canvassers.
“… There’s nothing in the Municipal Act that prohibits it as long as
they’re not interfering with the election process or campaigning for a
candidate,” says Joni Heinrich, Prince George’s deputy city clerk.
Of some concern is how heated encounters between canvassers and hunters
will become… When asked if he expected some sort of fireworks when
canvassers and hunters meet face-to-face, Marr replied, “No doubt, but we
are willing to deal with it when it happens. We would like people to know
that this is a totally legal process and totally democratic. We are
playing by the book and hope the opponents do the same.”…
Their mobile campaign will travel to the Peace River region next week and
could return here again on their way to Prince Rupert… (Marr) has arranged
radio interviews for tomorrow morning on CBC-AM and CIRX/CJCI but not with
CKPG’s Ben Meisner. “I’ve had two encounters with him and neither one was
enjoyable,” said Marr…
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