Tory MPs ask court to toss request to review election results

Seven Conservative MPs who narrowly won their seats in the last election are asking the Federal Court to toss out a request to review the results in their ridings. Conservative Party lawyer Arthur Hamilton has filed motions on behalf of the seven MPs asking that the cases be rejected.

OTTAWA — Seven Conservative MPs who narrowly won their seats in the last election are asking the Federal Court to toss out a request to review the results in their ridings.

Conservative Party lawyer Arthur Hamilton has filed motions on behalf of the seven MPs asking that the cases be rejected.

The almost identically worded motions call the cases frivolous, vexatious and an abuse of process.

They also claim the applications for judicial review were filed too late and don’t contain any specific allegations that could furnish grounds to overturn the election results from May 2, 2011.

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