Comment 62290

By thrillhouse (registered) | Posted April 14, 2011 at 17:38:30

"We have since been advised that the Returning Officer has final authority over registering nominated candidates."

I think this is probably false: if Mr. Winn was truly acting beyond the scope of his authority, and if you had the financial resources to press the issue, the court system would have final authority (all the way up to the Supreme Court, except when overruled by a Parliament invoking s. 33 of the Charter).

Also, it's unclear who in fact advised you. I certainly wouldn't take the Chief Electoral Officer's word on this: I'd take the word of someone at least at arm's length from Elections Canada. Preferably a lawyer.

Comment edited by thrillhouse on 2011-04-14 17:44:29

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