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Legal challenge to North Island election result
The 2010 Federal Election win by North Island MP John Duncan is being challenged by a local constituent.
Yvonne Kafka of Cumberland has filed papers with the Federal Court, as part of a wide-reaching response to the so-called "robocalls" scandal.
The Council of Canadians is supporting a total of nine individuals, in seven ridings around the country, who are launching legal challenges.
Kafka is one of many Canadians who claim to have been directed to the wrong polling place, by live or automated phone calls.
"If some of these erroneous calls took place then that certainly interrupted the democratic process," said Frayne. "We want to get to the bottom of that."
Depending on its findings, the Federal Court has the power to annul or set aside the election result. Regardless, the court process is going to take some time.
"I can't imagine all of the technical difficulties of trying to embrace this and solve it," Frayne marvelled. "I really hope that we do get to the bottom of it and that it never happens again."
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