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Judicial Recount to Be Held in the Electoral District of
Etobicoke Centre

OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced today that there will be a judicial recount of the votes in Etobicoke Centre (Ontario). Under the Canada Elections Act, a judicial recount is automatically required when the difference in votes between the first- and second-place candidates is less than one one-thousandth of the total votes cast in a riding.

Following validation of the results in the electoral district of Etobicoke Centre (Ontario), the difference between the two leading candidates was 25 votes, which is less than one one-thousandth of the 52,791 votes cast in the electoral district.

The recount will be conducted by a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. 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

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