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15 Dec

Declaration of vacancy of Council member’s seat not stayed pending Councillor’s appeal

Wednesday, December 15, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigation, Political LawMunicipal Conflict of Interest, Stay Pending Appeal

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On November 29, 2021, I wrote a Gardiner Roberts LLP “Keeping Current” article on the decision in Corporation of the Township of Brudenll, Lyndock and Raglan (Integrity Commissioner) v. Budarick, 2021 ONSC 7635 (CanLII). In that...

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10 Jun

Ontario third party advertising provisions held to be unconstitutional

Thursday, June 10, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigation, Election Law, Political LawThird Party Advertising, Constitutionality

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The ability to openly and freely debate political issues is the lifeblood of democracy. There is significant value in people being engaged in issues and voicing their positions to others, including government. However, in the past 20 years...

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24 Dec

Election law’s substantive approach applies to judicial recounts

Thursday, December 24, 2020Stephen A. ThieleLitigation, Election Law, Political Law, Public Law

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Over eight years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada in Opitz v. Wrzesnewskyj, 2012 SCC 55 rejected a bid to overturn a close election result under a contested election application by applying a...

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