Ted Opitz

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...

Canadian MPs Want Action

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadians of Ukrainian origin gathered Wednesday on Parliament Hill to denounce the violence in their homeland's capital city, all the while ...

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.

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 ...

Tories Compromising Canada's Reputation Abroad?

CP | Joan Bryden and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP who is part of a Canadian mission to ensure free and fair elections in Ukraine will find out next week — mid-mission — ...

NDP Support Of Ex-KGB Officer Slammed

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Two B.C. NDP members of Parliament are under fire for breaking bread with a former KGB agent who has been fighting deportation by living in a Vancouve...

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...

Tossed Ballots Found In Election Result Dispute

CBC | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Elections Canada has made a last-minute motion to file new evidence to the Supreme Court of Canada in Conservative MP Ted Opitz's appeal of an April c...

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...

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...