Following the platform launch Wednesday, Yukon Party leader Dennis Fentie retired to a room with campaign manager Craig Tuton and adviser Gordon Steele.
There, the News asked Fentie to comment on voting violations involving his Watson Lake campaign worker Archie Tannoch.
Tannoch picked up two seemingly inebriated fellows, walked them into the advance poll at the Watson Lake Recreation Centre, gave their names (incorrectly), and watched them vote.
Watson Lake resident Linda McDonald, who was also there, called Tannoch’s actions “unethical” and lodged an official complaint.
Inside the room, adopting his aggressive demeanor, the one reserved for reporters and, presumably, anyone else who challenges him — Fentie said he was willing to comment.
As the tape recorder rolled, he snacked on small carrots.
“I wouldn’t dignify such rubbish with a response,” said Fentie.
“That’s my comment.”
He then took a bite of the small vegetable in his left hand and pointed it threateningly, referring to similar stories published during the 2002 election.
“Be careful,” he said, jabbing with his carrot. (TQ)