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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 3, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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