Liberal executive accused of supporting one candidate
What has happened to the Liberal Association of Port de Grave district?
They are now led by a dictator. Where were other members of the Liberal executive when the decision was made where to locate the polling stations for the recent nomination vote? Is it democratic when the president of the association stated in the June 7 issue of The Compass: “ The only person who had any input in the process was I, the president of the association?”
I also find it very difficult to believe there was no place in Bay Roberts available to rent for a polling station. Does the Liberal Party dislike Bay Roberts that much?
The president asked: “ What was the normal practice in the past?” I can tell you one thing, Mr. President, it wasn’t trying to fix something that wasn’t broken. In the past, when polling was done in nominations, it was always one community in the district. You, sir, decided to put ballot boxes where your friends are. It seems to me the Liberal executive supported one of the two candidates, and this had a lot to do with the locations of the polling stations.
Why is there a Liberal executive in Port de Grave district if it is run like a dictatorship? This is what I read from the president’s letter in The Com- pass. By saying, “I made the decisions where to place the ballot boxes,” you are telling the public you don’t put much faith in your executive and, of course, it isn’t much of an executive to allow you to do such a thing.
Now I understand why the executive members of the association told me they had nothing to do with where the ballot boxes were located. The only answer I ever got was, “we had nothing to do with it.” It is a good reason why the executive didn’t have backbone enough to stand up to their president. Is this what the public must look to as the Liberal executive of Port de Grave district?
I must apologize to the peo- ple of South River and Tilton. I knew better. They were not a part of Port de Grave district. Only you know how lucky you are.
Now, Mr. President, this is something else for you to defend. It was you who dictated you were responsible for where the ballot boxes were placed.
Something the young lady, who won the Liberal nomination, didn’t tell you was when she was talking to me she said the next thing Makinsons will want their own polling station. I wonder what she meant, and why shouldn’t Makinsons have their own polling station? Moses S. Barrett