Ref­er­en­dum chal­lenge quashed

The Prince George Citizen - - News -

VAN­COU­VER (CP) — Bri­tish Columbia’s top court has dis­missed an ap­pli­ca­tion by a group try­ing to halt the prov­ince’s ref­er­en­dum on elec­toral re­form.

The In­de­pen­dent Con­trac­tors and Busi­nesses As­so­ci­a­tion asked for leave to ap­peal a low­er­court de­ci­sion that in Au­gust denied an in­terim in­junc­tion af­ter al­le­ga­tions the B.C. gov­ern­ment un­der­took a rushed process for fun­da­men­tal changes to the demo­cratic sys­tem.

B.C. Ap­peal Court Jus­tice Gre­gory Fitch says there was no merit to the as­so­ci­a­tion’s ar­gu­ment that dis­puted the lower court’s rul­ing.

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