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Judicial Recount to Be Held in the Electoral District of
Winnipeg North

OTTAWA, Friday, May 13, 2011 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced today that there will be a judicial recount of the votes in the electoral district of Winnipeg North (Manitoba). Following validation of the results in the electoral district, the difference between the two leading candidates was 45 votes. An elector requested the recount.

The recount will be conducted by a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba and will begin on Monday, May 16, 2011. The results of the recount will be published on the Elections Canada Web site after the recount is completed.

More information on the judicial recount process is available at www.elections.ca.

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Information:
Elections Canada Media Relations
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