Boy. It must really suck to be a member of the Liberal Party of Canada these days. They get their butts handed to them in the election, they’re reduced to allowing Bob Rae as their interim leader, they suggest putting another Trudeau at the helm – and now they get a lashing by the Supreme Court of Canada.
“The Supreme Court Thursday overturned an Ontario judge’s order for a byelection in the Toronto riding of Etobicoke Centre.
As a result, the court preserved Conservative MP Ted Opitz’s 26-vote victory over second-place finisher and incumbent Liberal Borys Wrzesnewskyj. Nearly 53,000 votes were cast in the riding in the May 2, 2011, election.
In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Supreme Court, in a narrow 4-3 decision, disagreed with Ontario Superior Court Justice Thomas Lederer that some ballots in the riding were improperly cast.
Earlier this year, Lederer decided that 79 ballots were improperly cast because there was evidence at least a few people voted twice in the riding and that, in other cases, there was insufficient proof that the ballots were cast by someone who was entitled to vote in that riding…”
How the mighty have fallen.