Supreme Court hears democracy at stake in Etobicoke case

CBC News

Lawyers for the former and current MPs for Etobicoke Centre debated how serious clerical errors need to be before a new election is required, as part of a case at Canada’s top court over missing paperwork from last year’s federal vote.

Put another way, how easy should it be for Canadians to vote?

Conservative MP Ted Opitz is fighting a lower court decision that declared his 2011 election win null and void. The appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada is his only recourse to avoid having to fight another election against his former opponent, Liberal Borys Wrzesnewskyj.

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