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Judge: It’s completely acceptable for politicians to promise to do things in exchange for campaign donations or votes

April 21st, 2015 · 42 Comments

On the off chance that this savvy crowd missed this on Friday: Supreme Court Justice Elliott Myers dismissed the petition from Randy Helten and others to have the mayor and councillor Geoff Meggs removed from office for conflict of interest or accepting gifts (those were the two provisions of the Vancouver Charter the case relied on). Immediately, the mayor made nasty remarks about the group of residents who filed this and they made nasty remarks back.

My story here and the judgment here. I notice my resident legal expert IanS weighed in elsewhere, saying he doesn’t expect the decision on costs to be a big deal.

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