Manitoba

Court moves up hearing of Shelly Glover's case against Manitoba PCs

Shelly Glover and the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party will face each other in court two weeks earlier than expected.

Hearing over leadership race results now slated for Dec. 10

Tuxedo MLA Heather Stefanson beat former Conservative member of Parliament Shelly Glover in the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba's leadership race in October. A court hearing of Glover's application to throw out the results will be held Dec. 10. (John Woods/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Shelly Glover and the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party will face each other in court two weeks earlier than expected.

The Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench will hear the former PC leadership candidate's case against the party on Dec. 10, her lawyer Dave Hill said.

The case was slated to be heard Dec. 23. Hill said all parties agreed to move up the schedule of court proceedings.

Glover has asked the court to declare the Oct. 30 PC leadership race results invalid and order a new election.

Heather Stefanson won that race by 363 votes. Glover did not concede.

In an affidavit, she claimed the total vote count fluctuated on election day and ballots were not secured.

The Progressive Conservative Party is slated to file a response Tuesday.

Stefanson and PC executive George Orle are also parties to the case.

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