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Use of social media on election day prompts complaint against Councillor Diane Brennan

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A complaint against a Nanaimo council candidate is highlighting one of the more confusing new rules brought in for the local elections.

The complaint made to Elections BC claims Councillor Diane Brennan improperly used social media on voting day. Elections BC’s Don Main says the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, which came into force in May, sets out some strict rules around the use of social media.

Main says Elections BC contacted Brennan on election day after they were notified that she had sent an election-related tweet, which was eventually removed.

Main says Elections BC hasn’t yet looked at the specifics of a written complaint filed against Brennan this week.  Brennan won the last seat on Council by a margin of 100 votes.

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