The Canadian Press

1997-02-27 | Election Challenge

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A judge gave a BC businessman permission to proceed with his legal challenge of the May, 1997 BC election. Kelowna printing shop owner David Stockwell and his group H.E.L.P. BC want the BC Supreme Court to overturn the NDP election victory. They claimed the New Democrats committed fraud during the campaign by promising a balanced budget, despite warnings there would be a deficit. The NDP had tried to stop the case from going ahead. But BC's Chief Justice said the petitioners should have their day in court. Stockwell was pleased with the judge's decision.

Date: 1997-02-27
Placeline: VANCOUVER, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << first of all that it's a very big victory for the borders of British Columbia today that we will have our chance in court to be Vindicated as far as the last election is concerned >>