Elections Canada has rejected a Conservative Party complaint that sought to nullify student votes at the University of Guelph on the basis their event was not pre-authorized. In a statement issued Friday, Elections Canada agreed the special balloting at the university was not properly authorized, but, curiously, allowed the votes to count nevertheless.
This agency has been at war with the Conservative Party of Canada for some time now, so I’m not surprised it would break its own rules in this matter. I wonder if Election Canada would have played so fast and loose with their own regulations if such a voting scheme had been tried by, say, a fundamentalist Christian church group. I doubt it.