The first disembodied call came early Thanksgiving Monday morning from a computer announcing itself as a representative of EKOS Research, whose auto-dialers were working their electronic fingers down to their hard drives on this holiday conducting one last poll of Canadian voting intentions in advance of today’s federal election.
Did I have five minutes to answer a few questions?
Touch 1 for yes…
Of course I did.
If you notice a spike in support for "None of the Above" in the company’s last poll before the election, you can give thanks to me.
No sooner had I hung from that machine than the next one called.
“Hi, I’m Jack Layton and I’m running for prime minister,” it said and then reminded me to get out and vote.
So much to give thanks for.
Give thanks that it will be over today.
posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Feb 18/16
Dwight Dorey on the 17-year legal battle for recognition. comments 1
posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Nov 5/15
One World War II veteran and the stories that aren't told. comments 0
posted by LEAH GERBER, Oct 29/15
Trudeau faces bureaucratic labyrinth with discriminatory ban. comments 2
posted by MILES HOWE, Oct 8/15
Canada's dear leader has reduced monitoring, and declared open season on the environment. comments 5
posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Oct 8/15
Winning over the nation's voters is a marathon, not a sprint. comments 0
posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 6/15
Dress code mandates really more like guidelines, says Government of Canada. comments 8
Mouse, You're using the wrong definition for authoritative. Stalin-like: having an air of authority; accustomed…
Nearest home is 2.5 km
Once we hear the other side of the story, we can decide where the truth…