Huge Volume of Complaints Illustrates Need for Advice

The CBC reported yesterday that already 320 official complaints have been filed with the Commissioner of Canada Elections in connection with the 2015 federal election: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-2015-pranks-vandalism-1.3250570

The huge volume of complaints gives an indication of how difficult it is for the Commissioner of Canada Elections to investigate all the complaints, particularly time-sensitive complaints. With so many complaints the Commissioner must prioritize and quickly focus on valid, clearly set out and well-founded complaints.

If you are going to take the time to make a complaint, you would be well-served to obtain some advice, even if it is just some simple advice on how to proceed. Do you have a valid complaint? Have you collected all the relevant facts? Have you organized your complaint in an effective way that maximizes the likelihood that it will be acted on in a timely fashion by the Commissioner? These are all ways that a knowlegeable elections lawyer can assist you with the complaint process. After all, if you are going to invest your time into making a complaint, you might as well make it worthwhile.

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