Elections Canada

Elections Canada

October 17, 2008 20:34 ET

Judicial Recount to Be Held in the Electoral District of Kitchener-Waterloo

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2008) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced today that there will be a judicial recount of the votes in Kitchener-Waterloo (Ontario). Under the Canada Elections Act, a judicial recount is automatically required when the difference in votes between the first- and second-place candidates is less than one one-thousandth of the total votes cast in a riding.

Following validation of the results in the electoral district of Kitchener-Waterloo (Ontario), the difference between the two leading candidates was 48 votes, which is less than one one-thousandth of the 60,803 votes cast in the electoral district.

The recount will be conducted by a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice . The results of the recount will be published on the Elections Canada Web site after the recount is completed.

More information on the judicial recount process is available at www.elections.ca.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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