"They are fundamental safeguards for the integrity of the electoral system," she wrote.
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin led a dissent that emphasized the importance of elections officials following all procedures carefully.
Opitz welcomed the court's emphasis on voters. "Fifty two thousand people in Etobicoke Centre followed the rules, cast their ballots and today had their democratic decision upheld," he said in a Nike Air Max 95 Olive Green statement.
Liberal challenger Boris Wrzesnewskyj had said there were enough irregularities that the result in the district should be overturned, although he made no allegation of fraud or corruption in court hearings. A n Ontario court agreed with him and handed him the victory, but the Supreme Court overturned that ruling on Thursday.
Officials made errors; no fraud alleged before the courtOTTAWA, Oct 25 (Reuters) The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday upheld the election of a Conservative member of Parliament whose narrow victory was challenged by his Liberal opponent on the grounds that election officials had mistakenly allowed some people to vote.
"The practical realities of election administration are such that imperfections in the conduct of elections are inevitable," Marshall Rothstein and Michael Moldaver wrote for the majority.
Wrzesnewskyj told reporters he accepted the court's decision, but he added: "People don't have confidence in the integrity of the system."
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errors by Elections Canada officials should not disenfranchise the 52,794 people who voted in a west end Toronto electoral district in the 2011 general election. Conservative candidate Ted Opitz won the Etobicoke Centre constituency by 26 votes.
Wrzesnewskyj had pointed out that, for example, some voter registration certificates Nike Air Max 95 Sale Amazon
"It should be remembered that annulling an election would disenfranchise not only those persons whose votes were disqualified, but every elector who voted in the riding," the court said in its 4 3 decision.
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were missing. The Supreme Court ruled that there was no direct evidence that anybody who was not entitled to vote ended up voting.
The Conservatives were reelected in May 2011 with a majority of Air Max Duck Camo
seats in the House of Commons. Including Opitz's seat, they have 163 of the 308 seats in the House. The Liberals have 35.
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