Tories Must Pay Ex-Candidate's Bills

Posted on Sunday, January 14 at 09:50 by jensonj
But he ruled that even if a confidentiality provision did exist, the party must still honour the compensation agreement. He ordered the party to pay Riddell's receipted nomination expenses and further ordered that an arbitrator be employed to determine how much, if any, of Riddell's subsequent legal costs should be reimbursed. Riddell has estimated that his nomination expenses totalled about $50,000. His lawyer, Tom Conway, said Riddell has since run up considerable legal fees trying to compel the Conservatives to honour the original agreement. "This has been an arduous and expensive proceeding for me," Riddell said in an interview. [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on January 15, 2007]


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