Police called in after candidate denied access to building

Elections Nova Scotia says it has called the RCMP after a candidate was denied access to a building during the election.

Elections Nova Scotia reminding people in apartments, condominiums to allow access to buildings

Elections Nova Scotia says it's called the RCMP after a candidate was denied access to a building during the election. 

In a release, it says its received several complaints from candidates who weren't allowed into condominiums or apartment buildings. Under the Elections Act, it's illegal to keep them out. 

"We have had a few who have refused and fewer still who have continued to refuse access once contacted by a returning officer," said Richard Temporale, the province's chief electoral officer. "However, we have referred at least one complaint to the RCMP for investigation and possible charges.”

Temporale said people who refuse access could be fined up to $5,000.


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