August 26, 2014

Nearly half of municipal candidates may have broken the Elections Act

Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the Windsor Star on August 26, 2014 regarding the municipal election in Windsor and Essex County.

"An informal poll of municipal election candidates found that nearly half of those who have websites registered a domain name before filing their nomination papers — a no-no according to the Municipal Elections Act...

...Paul-Erik Veel, a lawyer who has represented clients on elections issues, said even if candidates think it's acceptable to order signs or a domain name in advance and pay for it once they've filed, the act doesn't allow for it..."