Borys Wrzesnewskyj

Voter Fraud 'Almost Impossible To Prove'

CBC | Leslie MacKinnon, CBC News | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Politics

Most opponents of the proposed Fair Elections Act say there is no evidence that voter fraud at the polls ever happens in Canada. Marc Mayrand, Chief...

Rampant Errors In Last Election: Report

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The integrity of Canada's electoral process is at "serious risk" due to rampant procedural errors made by polling officials, a report commiss...

The Best Way to End Election Scandals

Omar Alghabra | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Omar Alghabra

In the almost evenly divided Supreme Court decision on the Etobicoke Centre election case four out of seven judges decided that even though information about some voters was missing, the burden of voter's verification should not be placed on the voter. Suppressing opponents' voters is much easier than trying to convince Canadians why they should vote for you. In fact, it encourages campaign strategists to avoid serious debates and concentrate on demonizing opponents, misleading voters and undermining confidence in our institutions. One effective way to prevent against cynical gamesmanship is to implement mandatory voting.

High Court Uphold's Tory MP's Victory In Etobicoke

CP | Mike Blanchfield and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA -- A divided Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Conservative MP Ted Opitz legitimately won his seat in the Toronto riding of Etobicoke Cent...

What Etobicoke Politics Have in Common With Zimbabwe

Obert Madondo | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Obert Madondo

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada will rule on the Etobicoke Centre vote dispute. A landmark 1995 by-election in Harare South, Zimbabwe, suggests that, in the interests of true democracy, Canada's highest court should uphold the decision by Justice Thomas Lederer of the Ontario Superior Court, who nullified the election result of the Toronto-area riding. In other words, voters must be the final arbiter in the dispute.

Top Court Set To Make Historic Ruling On Election Result

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's chief electoral officer says he's looking for guidance in Thursday's historic Supreme Court of Canada ruling on the validity of the ...

Did Elections Canada Mislead The Supreme Court?

CBC | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Politics

Liberal Borys Wrzesnewskyj is not waiting for the Supreme Court's decision before firing another volley in his battle over last year's election in Eto...

Election Results Challenge Going Ahead

CBC | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Politics

The Federal Court is letting a challenge proceed regarding the 2011 election results in seven ridings across the country. A group of vote...

High Stakes Election Ruling On The Way

CBC | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Politics

The stakes are enormous for virtually every participant in tomorrow's Supreme Court of Canada appeal of the overturning of the 2011 federal election r...

Byelection For Etobicoke Centre?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP desperate to hold on to his riding and a Liberal runner-up who went to court to get the razor-thin result overturned will m...

Will They Or Won't They: New Election For Toronto's Etobicoke Centre?

CBC | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics

The Supreme Court of Canada plans to hold a one-day hearing July 10 to determine whether a new election should be held in the Toronto-are...

Nullified Election Result Headed To Supreme Court

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP whose election was overturned by a judge is appealing the case to the Supreme Court of Canada.Until the top court resolves ...

Defeated Liberal Accuses Tories Of Voter Suppression

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A defeated Liberal MP isn't content to revel in a court ruling that overturned the election results in his Toronto riding on technical, proce...

Judge Throws Out Tory Election Win In Toronto Riding

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Enough suspect votes were cast due to clerical errors to warrant overturning last year's federal election result in a Toronto riding, an Ont...

Election Result In Toronto Riding Overturned

CBC | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP Ted Opitz's 2011 federal election win last year in Etobicoke Centre was declared null and void today in a challenge by former Liberal ...

Voter Registrations Missing In Contested Toronto Riding

CBC | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Fifty-one voter registration certificates spread across three polls in a Toronto riding are missing from last May's federal election and ...

New Evidence In Bid To Have Toronto Riding Result Overturned

CBC | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada Politics

Elections Canada has introduced new evidence in the court application of former Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, who wants the results of l...

Clerical Errors? You'll Need To Do Better Than That Says Election Watchdog

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A series of essentially clerical errors was enough to warrant overturning election results in a federal riding, an Ontario court was told Mo...

New Form Of Trickery? Defeated Liberal Wants Vote Overturned

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A defeated Liberal MP is seeking to invalidate the results of last May's election in his Toronto riding, alleging serious voting irregulariti...

Incumbent Ousted In Etobicoke Centre Recount By 26 Votes

Posted 07.23.2011 | Canada

(CBC) - Conservative Ted Opitz has been confirmed the winner of the Etobicoke Centre riding, beating Liberal incumbent Borys Wrzesnewskyj in a recount...