Etobicoke Centre Supreme Court

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.

We Hope Our Day in Court Will Help Eliminate Election Fraud

Stephen Thiele | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Stephen Thiele

As the lawyers who represented Borys Wrzesnewskyj in his contested election application, the four to three Supreme Court of Canada decision to uphold the election result in Etobicoke Centre was, of course, disappointing. Hopefully the decision of the Supreme Court will lead to real and meaningful electoral reform which will reduce or eliminate the issues that led to this application. While the majority decision acknowledges that "imperfection" and "uncertainty" are a part of the electoral process, Elections Canada should always strive to eliminate them.

Highlights Of Supreme Court's Election Decision

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada Politics

The Supreme Court has announced its Etobicoke byelection ruling, effectively overturning a lower court decision which would have forced a new election...

Twitter Reacts To Etobicoke Ruling

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada Politics

The Etobicoke Centre ruling from the Supreme Court has sent Twitter ablaze. The court's 4-3 decision to uphold Conservative MP's Ted Opitz's victo...

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 ...

Supreme Court To Rule On Disputed Election

CBC | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Politics

The Supreme Court of Canada will announce next week its judgment on the appeal by Conservative MP Ted Opitz of a lower court ruling that overturned th...

Tories May Suffer Embarrassing Defeat

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada Politics

The Supreme Court of Canada will begin hearing the case of the overturned election result in Etobicoke Centre on Tuesday and if it upholds the ruling ...

Voting Rights At Stake In Nullified Election Case?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Residents of a Toronto riding were still unclear Tuesday just who is their true member of Parliament after Canada's high court reserved judgm...

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...