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Supplementary Information Tables: Judicial Proceedings2022–23 Departmental Plan

Judicial Proceedings

Ongoing Proceedings
Proceeding Description
Jean Edwards and Larry Edwards v Algoma District School Board and Chief Electoral Officer of Canada On September 13, 2017, the plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court of Justice alleging that Mr. Edwards slipped and fell on property leased for the 42nd election. The matter is ongoing. No hearing has been scheduled to date.
Deltro Electric Ltd. & David Del Mastro v. Elections Canada & the AG of Canada In March 2018, the plaintiff filed a statement of claim for damages resulting from the unconstitutional execution of a search warrant on the Deltro Electric Ltd. premises by the Commissioner of Canada Elections in the context of an investigation. Elections Canada has filed a Statement of Defence and the document disclosure process has begun. The matter is ongoing.
O'Leary Productions Inc., et al. v. the Attorney General of Canada The applicants challenge the constitutionality of provisions in the Canada Elections Act regulating political financing activities in connection with leadership contests. The Chief Electoral Officer is an intervenor in the case. The applicants brought a motion seeking an order that the claim is not moot despite their having repaid the outstanding claims. The motion has not been heard.
Compugen Inc. v CEO and AG of Canada A statement of claim was filed by Compugen Inc. on July 2, 2019 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice claiming damages related to an alleged breach of contract. On August 27, 2019, Elections Canada filed a statement of defence and counterclaim. The parties exchanged relevant documents in July 2022. The matter is ongoing.
Longley v His Majesty the King and Elections Canada The plaintiff filed a statement of claim alleging wrongdoing on the part of Elections Canada and the Crown related to his requests for information about a proposed use of the political contribution tax credit. The claim also alleges wrongdoing related to the written opinion titled Contributions Made Pursuant to Certain Agreements or Representations and raises a possible constitutional question. Elections Canada and the Department of Justice have filed motions to strike the action.