Tories v. Elections Canada may finally be headed to court

Case two years in the making

The Tories may soon be able to air their grievances against Elections Canada in a courtroom. After two years, Elections Canada finally filed its written reply to the Conservatives’ accusations. Their charge is that Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand should not have disallowed $1.2 million in expense claims for TV and radio spots filed by Tory candidates. Meanwhile, Elections Canada is continuing to look into the Conservative campaign. The agency maintains the party’s national headquarters employed a system of transfers to run advertising costs through the campaigns of 67 candidates. The scandal went national when Elections Canada raided Tory headquarters last year. The Federal Court case against Elections Canada could be heard this summer.
Ottawa Citizen

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