Sault Conservative candidate Cameron Ross and his campaign manager have called into question Michael Moore's door-to-door canvassing last night with local NDP candidate Tony Martin.
Ross’s campaign has issued a news release tonight pointing out the federal Elections Act requirement that only Canadians may actively participate in Canadian elections:
No person who does not reside in Canada shall, during an election period, in any way induce electors to vote or refrain from voting or vote or refrain from voting for a particular candidate unless the person is
(a) a Canadian citizen; or
(b) a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.'
Ross’s campaign manager, Ian Shields, told SooToday.com tonight that he's discussed the matter with the local Elections Canada returning officer, Al Hackett.
Shields said Hackett told him he did not think Moore had violated the act.
Hackett gave Shields an 800 number should he wish to pursue the issue. Shields said he may or may not follow up tomorrow.