I have the honour to inform the house that I have received from Hon. Mr. Justice R. S. Furlong and Hon. Mr. Justice H. A. Winter, both of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, the two judges appointed for the trial of a petition pursuant to the Dominion Controverted Elections Act, a certificate of judgment in the matter of an election in the electoral district of St. John's West, Newfoundland. The certificate is as follows:
In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
In the matter of
The Dominion Controverted Elections Act
In the matter of the election of a member of the House of Commons for the constituency of St. John's West, holden on the 18th day of June, 1962.
To the honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons:
We, the undersigned judges, appointed to try the above petition, do certify:
Following the trial of the petition we determined as follows:
1. The respondent, Richard Cashin, the member whose election was complained of, was not duly elected or returned,
2. The election of a member to the House of Commons for the electoral district of St. John's West holden on the 18th day of June, 1962, was void.
Such determination was made and filed in the registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland on the 25th day of October, 1962.
Now after the expiration of eight days from the day we gave our decision we hereby certify to the honourable the Speaker that our decision and determination is as set forth in paragraphs numbered 1 and 2 above and we append hereto
(a) a copy of the notes of evidence;
(b) Copies of our individual reasons.
Dated the 5th day of November, 1962.
R. S. Furlong Chief Justice H. A. Winter Judge.
I also have the honour to inform the house that pursuant to section 69 of the Dominion Controverted Elections Act, chapter 87, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1952, I have issued my warrant to the chief electoral officer to make out a new writ of election for the said electoral district.
Subtopic: CERTIFICATE OF JUDGMENT RESPECTING CONSTITUENCY OF ST. JOHN'S WEST