‘Frustrated’ Northeast Calgary resident Chahal removed campaign materials with incorrect polling address from property
A resident of northeast Calgary had questions for his new MP after his doorbell camera captured Liberal candidate George Chahal apparently removing campaign materials promoting his opponent Jag Sahota.
Images show Chahal appearing to pick up a campaign postcard and remove it from a porch in northeast Calgary-Skyview, which Chahal narrowly won in Monday night’s federal election.
When asked about the incident, Chahal spokesperson Randall Zalazar said it was true that Chahal had done so, but there was a reason.
“By putting out polling information flyers before the polls opened on election day, George withdrew a campaign document that identified an incorrect polling location for the person residing at the address,” a- he said in an email to CTV News.
George Chahal, Sep 2021
“Throughout polling day, campaign volunteers found mislabeled material in the eastern part of the riding. Our campaign contacted Elections Canada and informed them of the problem.
The man who lives at the house, Glenn Pennett, who supported Sahota, said he was frustrated and Chahal should not have taken the paper off his property.
Glenn Pennett, September 21, 2021
“He destroys something of someone he’s running against and leaves his card, which was totally false information,” Pennett said.
Chahal was the only Liberal to win in Calgary, winning the riding of Skyview by about 3,000 votes.