Good news for Ted Opitz. Supreme Court of Canada overturns lower court.

Split decision by the Supreme Court of Canada 4-3. The lower court decision has been overturned and there will be no by-election in Etobicoke Centre. Ted Opitz remains MP. Former Liberal challenger Borys Wrzesnewskyj loses his case.

From the decision:

“we reject the candidate’s [Borys Wrzesnewskyj’s] attempt to disenfranchise entitled voters and so undermine public confidence in the electoral process.”
 
“There is no allegation of any fraud, corruption or illegal practices. Nor is there any suggestion of wrongdoing by any candidate or political party.”
 
“[Borys Wrzesnewskyj] asks this Court to disqualify the votes of several Canadian citizens”

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