Dan Glenn-Graham appears to have contradicted himself

Kitchener mayoral candidate Dan Glenn-Graham is embroiled in controversy with ten days until the October 27 election due to an email he claims was sent by a team member using his campaign iPhone.

The email is written in first person and is signed “Dan”. It appears to show Glenn-Graham asking Kitchener Ward 2 councillor candidate Wasai Rahimi to withdraw from the election and support competitor Dan Graham.

Both CBC Kitchener-Waterloo and 570 News have produced thorough stories on the matter.

In reading and listening to each outlet’s coverage, I have identified at least one contradictory piece of information gleaned from the interviews with Glenn-Graham which you can find attached to the stories I have linked above.

In the CBC interview aired Friday at 8:25 a.m., host Craig Norris asked Glenn-Graham to name the person who sent the email in question. He responded “I don’t think that would be appropriate.”

Then in an interview aired on 570 News Midday Show Friday at about 11:10 a.m., host Eric Drozd asked, “Do you know who sent the email?” Glenn-Graham’s response was, “At this point, it’s not clear to me, so no I don’t.”

Both interviews were presented as live conversations.

The key discrepancy here is that in the CBC interview, Glenn-Graham appears to be shielding the identity of the campaign staff member in question implying he knows who it is. Yet in the 570 News interview, he is no longer clear as to who that person is.

Campaign fairness

Meanwhile, I asked a (rhetorical) question on Twitter surrounding campaign fairness that elicited a number of responses from current municipal candidates. The question followed this statement regarding candidates being able to live with the choices they make in order to get elected.

What do you make of this latest plot twist in the race to form Kitchener’s next council? Get me on Twitter, @McCullochKW