Elections Canada tracks down Montrealers behind voting hoax
Two Montrealers have been given a slap on the wrist for taking part in a voting hoax. Chris Young/The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, November 10, 2013 11:16AM EST
MONTREAL - Two Montrealers have been given a slap on the wrist for taking part in a voting hoax that was featured on a popular French-language comedy show.
Laura-Emmanuelle Gagne and Simon Poulin each received an extra voter information card prior to the 2011 federal election.
One was for their own electoral district and another was for a neighbouring district.
They cast a ballot at two different polling stations to prove a point, with both spoiling their second ballot.
The whole thing was filmed by Infoman, a program on the C-B-C's French-language network.
The faces of the two were blurred out on Infoman, but Elections Canada was able to track down Gagne and Poulin.
A notice published by the federal government says both have accepted responsibility for their actions and have acknowledged what they did was wrong.