What a morning on CBC Radio's Early Edition program. First, Senator and former Vancouver mayor Larry Campbell told host Rick Cluff that he is entering the Vision Vancouver mayoral-nomination race.
This was just after the 6:30 news. Then after 7:00 a.m., Mayor Sam Sullivan declared how much he was looking forward to running against former mayor Campbell.
Sullivan said on a few occasions that it was "civil war" at Vancouver City Hall during Campbell's tenure as mayor from 2002 to 2005. During that period, Campbell often insulted Sullivan in the council chamber.
Then before the 7:30 news, CBC played a phone call from park commissioner Al De Genova, declaring that he was withdrawing from the Vision Vancouver mayoral-nomination race, and backing Campbell's candidacy.
I was hooked for a while, posted a blog item, and then realized the whole thing was an April Fool's joke when it wasn't covered on the newscasts.