Stakes high in Etobicoke Centre Supreme Court hearing

CBC News

The stakes are enormous for virtually every participant in tomorrow’s Supreme Court of Canada appeal of the overturning of the 2011 federal election result in the riding of Etobicoke Centre.

The top court hearing will determine whether an Ontario Superior Court judge was right to toss out the election result in the Toronto riding and force a byelection.

Two of the interveners in the case beginning Tuesday, the chief electoral officers for B.C. and Alberta, have filed submissions raising concerns that the judge may have set the threshold too low when he threw out 79 ballots due to voting “irregularities,” more than enough to outweigh the 26-ballot winning margin.

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