Rivals Anxious To Get Recount Resolved

Tuesday, February 07, 2006 at 13:47



A lawyer for the Conservative candidate in last month’s election in Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River says his client is happy a judicial recount will be taking place.


Jonathan Dennis says the news backs up Jeremy Harrison’s claims irregularities took place the night of January 23rd.


A judge will supervise the count, beginning tomorrow morning, at Court of Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert.


Dennis admits this process is rare, but says Harrison is confident a recount will show he was the winner on election night — not the Liberals’ Gary Merasty.


However, if the recount is unsuccessful, Dennis says Harrison will re-examine his options.


Merasty’s lawyer, Tiffany Paulsen, admits some errors were made, but she’s confident her client will still emerge victorious.


Paulsen says Merasty is waiting for the recount to conclude so he can get a phone and an office in Ottawa.


She says once the recount is over, he should be able to get those things.