Sunday, June 20, 2010

Correction: The 7% man!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "The 9% man!"

Actually David Chartrand only got 3,781 votes.
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Dear Anonymous:
Thank you for writing. You're right David Chartrand is only "The 7% man!"
The 9% figure we originally quoted was based on a total of 14,489 votes cast on June 1oth. However, since each voter can mark their ballot three times - once for President, another for Vice-President and a third for their Regional Board of Directors - the 14, 489 number represents 4,830 voters. In other words, with 52,718 eligible voters slightly more than 9% (9.16%) bothered to vote.
In the case of David Chartrand, collecting 3,781 votes from a possible 52,718 eligible voters represents an approval rating of a little more than 7% (7.17%).
What must be really disconcerting for taxpayers and government funders is the creeping democratization that is gradually occurring under the Chartrand administration:
(1) in the June 2006 election 22,409 votes were cast by 7,470 voters which represents a 35% decline vis-a-vis the comparable 2010 election numbers
(2) this year there were 37 candidates (including 4 of 7 Vice-Presidents plus 2 Regional Board of Directors acclaimed) compared to 49 candidates (3 Vice-Presidents and 2 Regional Board of Directors acclaimed) in 2006
"The Metis Hour on NCI Radio is sponsored by The Manitoba Metis Federation representing all Manitoba Metis. It's President is David Chartrand." ..... Host Ray St. Germain
God we hope he's still not using that line!
Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk

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