Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Canadian man votes using dog's name

A dog has been sent a pack enabling it to vote in a leadership election
A dog has been sent a pack enabling it to vote in a leadership election

An official with a Canadian political party is raising questions about the integrity of the opposition's leadership race in his province after he was able to vote using his dog's name.

Jean-Paul Soucy said that he registered his dog "Pitou", or "puppy" in English, to vote online for one of the three candidates vying for the top Liberal job at Saturday's leadership convention in New Brunswick.

The executive director of the province's Conservative party says he wanted to test the Liberal voting system but could not use his own name because he is a member of another party.

Mr Soucy says he was surprised when a voting package arrived in the mail for his dog. He declined to say who he voted for.

No one from the Liberal party was available to comment.

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