No End In Sight To Judicial Recount

Thursday, February 09, 2006 at 14:43



The second day of ballot counting in the judicial recount for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River is well underway at Court of Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert.


Approximately two dozen people are holed up inside the main court room counting votes, but there’s still no end in sight.


Clerks with Elections Canada aren’t sure if the recount will be done today.


However, one scrutineer says it might be. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the scrutineer says more legal arguments may follow the count as the judge decides which disputed votes will be allowed to stand.


It’s not known how long the process will take.


Liberal candidate Gary Merasty, who has been declared the winner by 73 votes, is now apparently back in Saskatchewan after attending an orientation session for new MPs in Ottawa.


Neither he nor Jeremy Harrison are attending the recount.