RCMP investigate credit union merger vote



RCMP are investigating allegations of vote-tampering during a recent failed merger bid involving three Saskatchewan credit unions.

Police said Sunday that they are gathering information about a merger vote last week by members of the Synergy Credit Union in Lloydminster.

Investigators would only reveal they are looking into a report that voters may have been given false information prior to casting their ballots.

Synergy members voted 60 per cent in favour of merging with credit unions in Swift Current and Regina, creating a larger entity and unifying services for customers. However, the vote total was short of the required majority of 75 per cent in favour.

Members of the Regina-based Conexus credit union and Innovation have already voted to merge with Synergy, with votes of at least 75 per cent in favour.

Evidence of vote-tampering could trigger a new ballot.