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Wynne's Liberals broke law: Election chief

There is a prima facie case that two Ontario Liberals violated the Elections Act in the Sudbury byelection job bribery scandal, Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa says in an explosive report released Thursday.

Essensa has now officially turned the matter over to the province's Attorney General for further investigation by justice officials.

"Having reviewed the evidence and findings from this regulatory investigation, I am of the opinion that the actions of Gerry Lougheed Jr. and Patricia Sorbara amount to apparent contraventions of subsection 96.1(e) of the Election Act," Essensa's report says. "Consequently, I have reported this matter to the Attorney General of Ontario in accordance with section 4.0.2 of the Election Act."

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