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Court okays electoral bids by prosecutors

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Kim Arnott

Seeking elected office may make a federal prosecutor’s political affiliation publicly known, but that doesn’t automatically impair her ability to do her job.

That was the conclusion of the Federal Court of Appeal, in its recent ruling in favour of former prosecutor Emilie Taman.

In a unanimous decision written by Justice Denis Pelletier, the court found that the Public Service Commission acted unreasonably when it denied Taman an unpaid leave of absence to run as a candidate in the 2015 federal election.

Taman, the daughter of...