Btw, I don't think I'm going in lockup as my official duty is to cover the post-ruling scrums in the #SCC Foyer. (In case anyone wondered.)
Unfortunately, that means I'm not going to be able to provide instant thoughtful analysis, as I won't yet have read the ruling. #EtobCtr
On the plus side, you get my most immediate reaction! Raw! Unfiltered! #EtobCtr
Aaand off he goes into the #SCC not-a-lockup for anxiously awaiting parties. #EtobCtr
Btw, when referring to the former/current MPs at the heart of this case, I will be using #Borys and #Opitz for reasons I'm sure are obvious.
In any case, with #Borys present and accounted for, the outside press throng awaits a similarly fleeting appearance by #Opitz.
Update: Word is that #Opitz will be staying in his office, not heading to the #SCC to find out his fate on location.
Well done! @SZurbrigg: @kady Dickson CJC? #SCC
Now idling impatiently directly outside the lockup, waiting for my colleagues - and the necessary information - to be free. #EtobCtr
4 minutes to go! #EtobCtr
And the verdict is -- #Opitz wins! No byelection in #EtobCtr! #hw
Split decision, I'm told - 4-3, McLachlan in minority. Wow. #EtobCtr
So -- bettors, collect/pay off your winnings! #EtobCtr constituents, cancel any by-election plans you may have had.
I haven't gotten to read the ruling yet, but it sounds like the burden of proof at the lower court was at issue. #EtobCtr