Mayor & Councillor could be ejected from office for conflict of interest: B.C. Supreme Court Hearing Tues, March 31 – Issues include “integrity of the electoral process”

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Mayor Robertson in Council ChambersThis could turn out to be an historic court case in British Columbia, perhaps in Canada. This case goes to the core of our democratic systems.

Starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31. 2015, the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver will hear from both sides of a citizen-launched action asking the Court to determine if Mayor Gregor Robertson and Councillor Geoff Meggs were in conflict of interest during the 2014 civic election when they accepted in-kind support and large political donations that were “not unconditional” from union CUPE 1004, whose contract expires this December. The case: Helten and others v. Robertson and Meggs (Supreme Court of British Columbia Action No. S149646).

10:00 am, Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Case: VA S149646

If the Court disqualifies Robertson and Meggs from holding public office, they could be forced to step…

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