Part One of The Current
It's Wednesday May 11th.
New research has discovered gas in the drinking water near hydraulic fracturing drilling sites.
Currently, this explains why the price of tap water in these areas just jumped to a dollar thirty-nine a litre.
This is The Current.
Dirty Election Secrets - Dave Seglins
On election day last week, a number of Canadians received mysterious phone calls that sowed confusion about where and how they could vote. Those calls are just one part of what some believe is an elaborate dirty tricks campaign.
As you may have heard on the news, Elections Canada is now investigating a series of complaints about telephone campaign abuses. The CBC's Dave Seglins is tracking those complaints and he has been conducting his own investigation. He was in our Toronto studio.
Dirty Election Secrets - Allen Raymond
As Dave mentioned, these kinds of tactics aren't new to U.S. politics. During a Senate race in New Hampshire in 2002, a Republican Party operative named Allen Raymond was paid to jam the opponent's get-out-the-vote phone banks ... a move that ended up costing him several months in a federal prison.
Since then, Allen Raymond has written a book about the experience called How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative. Allen Raymond was in Washington.
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