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  Supreme Court of Canada - Decisions - Haig v. Canada; Haig v. Canada (Chief Electoral Officer)
The exclusion of electors not resident in the provinces in question on the enumeration date is the clear and unambiguous consequence of the legislative scheme adopted.
I conclude that the Referendum Act (Canada) and the Canada Elections Act could not properly be interpreted to extend an entitlement to vote to those Canadian citizens who, on the enumeration day, were not ordinarily resident in one of the jurisdictions where, pursuant to the Order-in-Council, the federal government held its referendum.
The exclusion of electors not resident in those provinces on the enumeration date is the clear and unambiguous consequence of the legislative scheme adopted.
scc.lexum.umontreal.ca /en/1993/1993rcs2-995/1993rcs2-995.html   (9427 words)

  
  Chief Electoral Officer (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chief Electoral Officer is appointed by a resolution of the Canadian House of Commons.
The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for the administration of elections, referendums and other important aspects of Canada's electoral system.
The Chief Electoral Officer is assisted in carrying out this mandate by the Assistant Chief Electoral Officer and the Broadcasting Arbitrator who ensures that the provisions of the Canada Elections Act and the Canada Referendum Act are carried out, and the Commissioner of Canada Elections who enforces the Act.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chief_Electoral_Officer_(Canada)   (250 words)

  
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www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/officer.html   (974 words)

  
 Chief Electoral Officer, Office of
Headed by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Elections Canada is the non-partisan agency responsible for the conduct of federal ELECTIONS and REFERENDUMS.
The Chief Electoral Officer is appointed by a resolution of the HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Originally the Chief Electoral Officer was responsible strictly for the administration of elections and by-elections.
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 Canada: Representation in Parliament — ACE Electoral Knowledge Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Calculating the electoral district average The total population of the ten provinces is divided by 279 (the number obtained after allocating seats to the territories) to obtain the electoral quota or quotient, which is used to determine the number of seats for each province.
When the rules for readjusting the federal electoral boundaries were laid down in 1964, Members of Parliament realized that, for the process to be completely fair, it not only had to be free of any political association but it also had to provide an opportunity for voters to express their views.
Within 60 days from the time that the Chief Statistician of Canada supplies the population data to the government and to the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, the electoral boundaries commissions must be established and charged with drawing the boundaries of new electoral districts.
aceproject.org /ace-en/topics/bd/bdy/bdy_ca   (2348 words)

  
 CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Voter Toolkit
The office of the Chief Electoral Officer for Canada was established in 1920, leading to the recognition of several new classes of voters throughout the land.
The Elections Canada definition of this term is almost poetic: "The place of ordinary residence of a person is the place that has always been, or that has been adopted as, his or her dwelling place, and to which the person intends to return when away from it.
The Chief Electoral Officer can avoid postponing in the event of a minor local emergency or an administrative error by extending voting hours later into the evening, if he or she thinks large numbers of voters might otherwise not get to vote.
www.cbc.ca /canadavotes/voterstoolkit/faqs.html   (6671 words)

  
 Representation in the Canadian Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
When the rules for readjusting the federal electoral boundaries were laid down in 1964, members of Parliament realized that, for the process to be completely fair, it not only had to be free of any political association but it also had to provide an opportunity for voters to express their views.
Within sixty days from the time that the chief statistician of Canada supplies the population data to the government and to the chief electoral officer of Canada, the eleven electoral boundaries commissions must be established and charged with fixing the boundaries of new electoral districts.
Each commission's report is sent through the chief electoral officer of Canada to the Speaker of the House of Commons, who must ensure that it is tabled and referred to a committee designated to deal with electoral matters.
www.aceproject.org /main/english/bd/bdy_ca.htm   (2183 words)

  
 Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada - Briefs
The recommendations in Completing the Cycle of Electoral Reforms are placed within the context of the "evolution of a fully modern, effective, independent and objective structure for the conduct of elections," an evolution which the Chief Electoral Officer states began in 1920 with the creation of his office and the end of government-delivered elections.
The Chief Electoral Officer suggests that the requirement for 100 nomination signatures could be a violation the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, quoting on page 8 of his report from the Supreme Court Ruling in Figueroa v.
The Chief Electoral Officer states that the "modern reality" of being a candidate is not "solely a matter of the election and the immediate follow-up period." This further points to the incoherence of the system.
www.mlpc.ca /briefs/20060529electoral.html   (2376 words)

  
 Harper Reasons for Judgement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Chief Electoral Officer Hamel had stated in his report that third parties "have spent unlimited sums of money to promote or oppose a particular candidate or registered party, sums which they do not have to account for in terms of resources or amounts" (Exhibit 25 at 74).
The Chief Electoral Officer is also required to publish the names and addresses of registered third parties, as well as the election advertising reports mandated by s.
That Order set the parameters of the Chief Electoral Officer's intervention including: permission for the Chief Electoral Officer to testify at trial and to be led by his counsel; with leave of the trial judge (which I granted) permission to conduct direct examination of the Defendant's witnesses; and permission to cross-examine the Plaintiff's witnesses.
www.environmentvoters.org /Harper.html   (17018 words)

  
 Sauvé v. Canada (Chief Electoral Officer) (C.A.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The two objectives of paragraph 51(e) of the Canada Elections Act, as submitted by the Crown and accepted by the Trial Judge, are: (a) the enhancement of civil responsibility and respect for the rule of law and (b) the enhancement of the general purposes of the criminal sanction.
Canada may be seen as one of the front runners among democratic countries when it comes to legal and political equality.
Until now, there has persisted the disqualification of criminals and those involved in corrupt electoral practices on the ground that they are not responsible citizens, and that they have demonstrated beyond all doubt their lack of commitment to the well-being of the community.
reports.fja.gc.ca /fc/2000/pub/v2/2000fc25403.html   (15551 words)

  
 Sauvé v. Canada (Chief Electoral Officer), 2002 SCC 68 (CanLII)
Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for membership therein.
Canada's steady march to universal suffrage culminated in 1982, with our adoption of a constitutional guarantee of the right of all citizens to vote in s.
The former approach, that accepted by the reasons of the Chief Justice, entails accepting a philosophy that preventing criminals from voting does damage to both society and the individual, and undermines prisoners' inherent worth and dignity.
www.canlii.com /ca/cas/scc/2002/2002scc68.html   (16196 words)

  
 Supreme Court of Canada - Decisions - Sauvé v. Canada (Chief Electoral Officer)
Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for membership therein.
Canada’s steady march to universal suffrage culminated in 1982, with our adoption of a constitutional guarantee of the right of all citizens to vote in s.
The possession and the exercise of political, and among others of electoral, rights, is one of the chief instruments both of moral and of intellectual training for the popular mind.
scc.lexum.umontreal.ca /en/2002/2002scc68/2002scc68.html   (10813 words)

  
 Mapleleafweb.com: Canada's New Electoral Boundaries - Readjustment of Electoral Boundaries
To conduct the readjustment, ten federal electoral boundaries commissions are established – one for each province – to consider and report on any changes required to the boundaries of the electoral districts.
In fact, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada has reported that the distribution of Members of Parliament (MP's) in Canada is skewed in all provinces, except Quebec.
The proposals are published in the Canada Gazette and public hearings are held to ensure public participation in the redistribution process.
www.mapleleafweb.com /features/electoral/boundaries/readjustment-canada.html   (1175 words)

  
 elections canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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www.worldtravel-help.com /articles/2/elections-canada.html   (406 words)

  
 Statistics Canada: Historical Statistics of Canada
The results are sent from the polls to returning officers for electoral districts, and from returning officers to the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada or the provinces.
Representation in the Senate of Canada, as prescribed by the BNA Act, was originally intended to give equal representation of 24 senators each to the three main regions of Canada: the Maritimes, Quebec and Ontario, 72 in all.
Lists of electors in Canada are compiled for each general election, by house to house enumeration; an urban elector must be on a list in order to vote, but rural electors can be sworn in on polling day.
www.statcan.ca /english/freepub/11-516-XIE/sectiony/sectiony.htm   (8969 words)

  
 Women's History Month 2000  |  Status of Women Canada
Canada is one of the signatories to the Universal Declaration.
Thirty-two women from across Canada hired as officers in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrive at the RCMP Training Academy to become the first female troop in the history of the Force.
Canada is an early signatory to the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of all Forms of Violence Against Women in 1993.
www.swc-cfc.gc.ca /dates/whm/2000/dates_e.html   (3081 words)

  
 Elections Yukon: Elections
For a number of years the chief electoral officer for Canada ran elections of members to the territorial council or, as it is now called, the Legislative Assembly.
A chief electoral officer is appointed by the Commissioner in Executive Council.
An electoral district is an area in which voters live and are represented by one elected member in the Legislative Assembly.
www.electionsyukon.gov.yk.ca /elections.html   (1404 words)

  
 The Canada Page
The returning officer is responsible for organizing and administering federal elections and referendums within that electoral district.
Elections Canada is the non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections, by-elections and referendums.
The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for managing elections, referendums, and other aspects of our electoral system under the provisions of the Canada Elections Act, the Referendum Act, and the Electoral Boundaries Redistribution Act.
www.thecanadapage.org /ElectionFAQ.htm   (1197 words)

  
 Eighty-one per cent of taxfilers give consent on tax returns to update the National Registry of Electors
Beginning this filing season, taxfilers were asked to check a box on the first page of their return indicating whether or not they were willing to allow Revenue Canada to provide their name, address, and date of birth to Elections Canada to help keep the National Register of Electors up-to-date.
The Canada Elections Act allows for a transfer of basic information from Revenue Canada to Elections Canada solely for electoral purposes and only with the taxfiler's consent each year.
That means that electors who want to keep their information up-to-date will need to check the "yes" box on their tax return each year.
www.cra-arc.gc.ca /newsroom/releases/1998/june/elect-e.html   (455 words)

  
 Elections Canada On-Line | Frequently Asked Questions
Between the 11th and the 180th day after receiving notification, the Chief Electoral Officer issues a writ to the returning officer of the electoral district concerned, directing him or her to hold a by-election.
Any elector may ask a judge to carry out a judicial recount within four days of the validation of the results, with a $250 deposit and an affidavit that the count was improperly carried out, ballot papers were improperly rejected or the returning officer carried out the validation improperly.
As soon as the returning officer receives the judge's certificate stating the results of the judicial recount, and if there is no tie vote, he or she writes the name of the winning candidate on the election writ and returns the writ to the Chief Electoral Officer.
www.elections.ca /content.asp?section=faq&document=faqelec&lang=e&textonly=false   (1891 words)

  
 Elections Canada On-Line | Electoral Law, Policy and Research
(1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, as soon as practicable after the day on which the application is received, inform the leader of a political party that has applied to become registered whether or not the party is eligible for registration under section 368.
The Chief Electoral Officer shall, effective on the expiration in a general election of the period for the confirmation of nominations under subsection 71(1), deregister a registered party that, at that time, has not endorsed a candidate in that general election.
(3) If the Chief Electoral Officer amends the registry of parties, he or she shall cause to be published in the Canada Gazette a notice that the names of the merging parties have been replaced in the registry with the name of the merged party.
www.elections.ca /content.asp?section=loi&document=part18_div01&dir=leg/fel/cea&lang=e&anchor=sec368   (3960 words)

  
 RPP 2003-2004 Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
Returning officers are appointed by the Governor in Council, not by the Chief Electoral Officer, and have the responsibility of recruiting enough temporary workers to conduct an event in their electoral districts.
The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, commonly known as Elections Canada, is headed by the Chief Electoral Officer, who is appointed by resolution of the House of Commons.
The Chief Electoral Officer appoints the Commissioner of Canada Elections and the Broadcasting Arbitrator, and is supported by seven directorates.
www.tbs-sct.gc.ca /est-pre/20032004/OCEO-BDGE/CEO-DGEr34_e.asp   (3313 words)

  
 Richard Sauve & Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Factum
S. 51(e) of the Canada Elections Act by denying the right to vote to federal prisoners imprisoned on the day of the election, essentially denies to them the constitutive aspect of their citizenship, namely—the democratic right to vote in the Election.
Canada is a signatory to the International Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness and has been since 1978.
Due to variation in sentencing across Canada, a state of the law accepted by this Court, the applicability of this admitted contravention of s.3 may depend on which province or territory the offence was committed.
www.bccla.org /othercontent/01sauvefactum.html   (5788 words)

  
 Civilization.ca - History of the Vote - Introducing Modern Principles of Electoral Administration
It was the first time that Parliament appointed an independent officer to oversee elections.
The governing party could also get a head start by locating polls where it was likely to receive the most votes, and by arranging electoral boundaries to translate its votes into as many seats as possible.
A key measure was the creation of the position of Chief Electoral Officer, an independent officer of Parliament mandated by legislation to oversee federal electoral administration.
www.civilization.ca /hist/elections/el_007_e.html   (250 words)

  
 Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Submits Report on Federal By-Elections to Speaker of House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Submits Report on Federal By-Elections to Speaker of House of Commons
Under subsection 534(2) of the Canada Elections Act, the Chief Electoral Officer must make a report to the Speaker within 90 days after the end of a year in which there has been a by-election.
The text of the report, the official voting results, as well as the contributions and expenses reported by candidates in the by-elections are available at www.elections.ca.
www2.ccnmatthews.com /newsnet/2004/03/31/0331129n.html   (118 words)

  
 Canadian Paraplegic Assoc. v. Elections Canada et al.
COMPLAINT NUMBER P04573 This complaint is made against Elections Canada - The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada and the Returning Officer for the Brandon- Souris Electoral District and alleges that a named individual, who is a wheelchair reliant quadriplegic, attended at a poll for the purpose of exercising his right to vote.
(2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall rank as and have all the powers of a deputy head of a department, shall devote himself exclusively to the duties of his office and shall not hold any office under Her Majesty or engage in any other employment.
Such privileges, immunities and powers are part of the general public law of Canada, and it is not necessary to plead the same, but the same shall, in all courts in Canada, and by and before all judges, be taken notice of judicially.
www.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca /search/view_html.asp?doid=117&lg=_e&isruling=0   (3684 words)

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