New evidence in federal election legal actions

April 18, 2012
Media Release

Ottawa — The Applicants in the election fraud cases being supported by the Council of Canadians served two of the documents they are presenting as evidence in support of their applications seeking to overturn federal election results in seven ridings.

“Contrary to claims by the Conservative lawyer that our legal challenge is ‘frivolous’ and a ‘publicity stunt,’ this evidence shows that voters were deliberately misled,” says Garry Neil, Executive Director of the Council of Canadians. “We believe that Canadians were wrongfully denied their right to vote, and this affected the outcome of the election in these seven ridings. That is why we are asking the Court to throw out these election results.”

The second document, from Elections Canada, however, states that no polling location changes occurred in Nipissing-Timiskaming. Only one polling location was changed out of all seven ridings.

“The Conservative talking point that any misdirection was due to an honest mistake just doesn’t add up,” says Mr. Neil.