Burnaby RCMP helping to investigate alleged vote-buying on Chinese app - 2018-10-12

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F0.png Burnaby RCMP helping to investigate alleged vote-buying on Chinese app October 12, 2018, Vancouver Courier

Burnaby RCMP is helping its Richmond counterpart investigate accusations that two posts on a Chinese social media app crossed the line into vote buying ahead of the municipal election this month.

"Burnaby RCMP has opened a file and will work along with the Chief Elections Officer in Burnaby in assisting Richmond RCMP with their investigation," reads an emailed statement from Burnaby RCMP.

A post last Saturday by the Canada Wenzhou Friendship Society on WeChat, a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app, appeared to ask the 347 members in its private WeChat group to vote for certain candidates in the coming elections and offered a $20 "transportation subsidy."

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{{cite news | title = Burnaby RCMP helping to investigate alleged vote-buying on Chinese app | url = https://www.vancourier.com/community/vancouver-special/arbutus-ridge/burnaby-rcmp-helping-to-investigate-alleged-vote-buying-on-chinese-app-1.23462589 | work = Vancouver Courier | date = October 12, 2018 | accessdate = October 15, 2019 }}