Court won’t hear G8 audit case before election

CBC News

A Federal Court judge has denied a request to speed up a lawsuit that could have forced the auditor general to release her audit into the government’s G8 spending before Monday’s federal election.

Judge Simon Noël found there is not enough time between now and when voters cast their ballots.

"It can be said that there is an arguable public interest in having the Auditor General’s report," he wrote in his decision, which he delivered Thursday morning in Toronto.

Kathleen Trotter, centre, and the online activist group Avaaz.org is suing Auditor General Sheila Fraser to release her final report into G8 spending. Emma Ruby-Sachs, right, the group Kathleen Trotter, centre, and the online activist group Avaaz.org is suing Auditor General Sheila Fraser to release her final report into G8 spending. Emma Ruby-Sachs, right, the group’s campaign director, and legal counsel Frank Addario joined Trotter at a Toronto press conference Tuesday. (Patrick Morrell/CBC)

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