Former prime minister Jean Chretien may have accidentally given journalists a heads up on the looming vote result at the Liberal convention.
As the CBC's Susan Bonner just reported, Chretien was being trailed by journalists when he consulted his BlackBerry and suddenly became very interested in one particular message. He crouched down and stared closely at the words on the tiny screen, then drew his wife, Aline, near to him, apparently sharing what he'd read. Journalists watched her mouth the name: "Stephane Dion."
Chretien tried to deflect the journalists' attention with a few jokes. But if it does turn out that Dion won, remember: you heard it from him first.