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Elections New Brunswick refers complaint to Saint John police

ith portions of Zone 4 (Edmundston region) currently in lockdown, as directed by An Act Respecting Municipal General Elections in 2021, elections have been suspended in the impacted area of northwestern New Brunswick. Travis Fortnum/Global News

Elections New Brunswick has referred an alleged violation of New Brunswick election laws to the police for an investigation.

Paul Harpelle, a spokesperson for Elections New Brunswick, confirmed that they have referred a matter for investigation but would not provide any more details on the nature of the complaint.

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They would not confirm whether the alleged violation is in connection with the New Brunswick provincial election that concluded on Monday.

In an emailed statement, Saint John Police Force confirmed that the provincial non-partisan agency had contacted the force.

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“No further details are being shared at this time,” said Saint John police spokesperson Jim Hennessy.

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