Thursday, May 08, 2008

Christian Heritage Party Asks Canada's Governor General To Overturn Supreme Court of Canada Refusal

The Christian Heritage Party, undaunted by the Supreme Court of Canada's refusal of leave to appeal an Ontario Court of Appeal decision upholding Canada's election funding laws, has now asked Canada's Governor-General, Michaelle Jean, to intervene to instruct the Supreme Court to hear their appeal.

The C.H.P. and several other small political parties unsuccessfully challenged federal election funding rules that require specific vote thresholds to be achieved before a political party is eligible to obtain public funding.

The Supreme Court of Canada's decision, declining to hear the appeal, was released April 24, 2008.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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