I'm trying to figure out how something like this happens. A story about the aborigonal occupation of Caledonia appears on Canada.com and elsewhere. Pollster Greg Lyle, managing director of Innovative Research Group, says that:
TORONTO (CP) - The aboriginal occupation that has dragged on for more than a year in a small southern Ontario town is hurting the provincial Liberals in opinion polls as they prepare for a provincial election in October...
Fair enough, though an arguable claim, as CP staffer Chinta Puxley points out later. But then comes this bizarre bit of reporting:
Public awareness of the controversy isn't quite as high as it was when Canadian figure skating champions Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were almost robbed of their gold medal in the 2002 Winter Games, but it's close, Lyle said.
"This is way above the typical political awareness," he said of his monthly surveys of 600 people over the past year. "Anyone who's going to vote in the next election in Ontario has heard of this issue."
What connection do Sale and Pelletier have with Caledonia? Theories, anyone? Is this some weird cut-and-paste accident?