293. The court shall declare the election of the respondent null where the hearing establishes that a corrupt electoral practice within the meaning of section 645 was used by him or, with his knowledge or consent, by another person.
The court shall declare the election of the respondent null where the hearing establishes that, without his knowledge and consent, his representative, mandatary or official agent or that of his party used a corrupt electoral practice, unless it is established that the practice could not have had a determining effect on the election of the respondent. For the purposes of this paragraph, a co-candidate and the candidate with whom he is associated shall be deemed to be reciprocal mandataries.
1987, c. 57, s. 293; 1990, c. 20, s. 15.