- Former leadership candidate Shelly Glover is preparing to take the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives to court.
- On October 30, Stefanson won the PC leadership by 363 votes over Glover.
The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives are ready to go to court with former leadership candidate Shelly Glover.
The PC party stated in brief filed on Monday that it would leave the court system to assess whether the leadership race results were valid.
Glover alleges there were “significant anomalies” in the vote-counting process, and she wants the court to overturn the race’s results and order a new election.
“While the PC Party is confident that no such grounds would exist,” the brief stated, “unfounded allegations and drawn-out proceedings would be detrimental to the PC Party’s ability to carry out its role and to the PC Party’s long-term reputation.” The brief was filed by the PC Party’s lawyers Kaitlyn Lewis, Harley Schacter, and Neil Duboff.
According to the brief, the parties interested in this court case “recognised the need for an expedient settlement” and intend to request a hearing by December 20, 2021.
Glover’s and the PCs’ lawyers were scheduled to appear in court on Friday, November 19, 2021, to assess whether the court had jurisdiction to hear the case.
PREMIER STEFANSON WILL GET INVOLVED IN THE CASE
Premier Heather Stefanson has also joined the legal challenge.
Stefanson’s lawyer, Jonathan Kroft, submitted documents on Monday stating that she would intervene in the case.
According to Kroft’s motion, Stefanson “has a direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of this litigation.”
He went on to say that any judgement or order issued during the hearing could have an impact on her.
In his motion, Kroft stated that Stefanson’s intervention would not “unduly delay or affect the determination of the parties’ rights in action.”
On October 30, Stefanson won the PC leadership by 363 votes over Glover.
Source: CTV News
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