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Election result can be overturned if one voter kept from ballot box because of widescale fraud: Elections Canada lawyer

Fraud should be proven on a 'balance of probabilities' rather than 'beyond a reasonable doubt,' says Barbara McIsaac, lawyer for Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

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Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

OTTAWA—Election results can be overturned if only one voter in the riding was kept from the ballot box because of fraudulent activities and if there is evidence the fraud was on such a scale it eroded the integrity of the electoral process, says a lawyer representing Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

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Election result can be overturned if one voter kept from ballot box because of widescale fraud: Elections Canada lawyer

Fraud should be proven on a 'balance of probabilities' rather than 'beyond a reasonable doubt,' says Barbara McIsaac, lawyer for Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

OTTAWA—Election results can be overturned if only one voter in the riding was kept from the ballot box because of fraudulent activities and if there is evidence the fraud was on such a scale it eroded the integrity of the electoral process, says a lawyer representing Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

  

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
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The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
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GRIC directors feel the chill.
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From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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