October 2008 – Billington Barristers obtains precedent-setting injunction in federal election

The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta has awarded a precedent setting injunction to clients of Billington Barristers. The injunction was granted to the Conservative Party of Canada and Devinder Shory Campaign on September 30, 2008. Madam Justice Sheila Martin granted the motion of Richard N. Billington, Q.C. and restrained independent candidate Roger Richard from holding himself out as though he was an official candidate of the Conservative Party of Canada when he is not. It is the first injunction ever granted to restrain the conduct of a candidate during an election campaign.