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Encyclopedia > Elections Canada

Elections Canada is the non-partisan agency of the Government of Canada responsible for the conduct of federal elections and referendums. It is an arm's length organization that has strong protections against political interference. The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Ideology Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...

Jean-Pierre Kingsley, the Chief Electoral Officer is Canada's best paid civil servant. Jean-Pierre Kingsley is the Chief Electoral Officer of Elections Canada. ... The Chief Electoral Officer was created in 1920 by the Dominion Elections Act (Canada). ...

Elections Canada's headquarters is in a building at the corner of Bank and Albert St. in downtown Ottawa. {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada location. ...

Note that the ridings of the federal government are not shared by the provincial nor territorital governments, except in the province of Ontario. This page refers to a Riding as a unit in local government. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...

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Elections in Canada gives information on election and election results in Canada. ... Canadian federal election results (1867-1879) Canadian federal election results (1880-1899) Canadian federal election results (1900-1919) Canadian federal election results (1920-1939) Canadian federal election results (1940-1959) Canadian federal election results (1960-1979) Canadian federal election results (1980-1999) Canadian federal election results (2000-) See also: Lists...

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  • Canadian electoral districts
Canada's electoral regulatory bodies: - Federal: Elections Canada
Provincial: Elections Alberta - Elections B.C. - Elections Saskatchewan - Elections Ontario - Elections Manitoba - Office of the Chief Electoral Officer New Brunswick - Directeur général des élections du Québec - Elections Newfoundland & Labrador - Elections Nova Scotia - Elections Prince Edward Island
Territorial: Elections NWT - Elections Nunavut - Elections Yukon

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Canadian Election Law & Policies (2146 words)
Elections Canada also provides a number of plain English overviews of the laws and policies governing the conduct of federal elections.
This law was challenged during the 2000 election, by Stephen Harper when he headed up the National Citizens Coalition, on the grounds that the law is an unconstitutional limit on the freedom of expression and of the voters' rights to be fully informed of all points of view.
However, the Supreme Court of Canada lifted the injunction on November 10, and the limits were in force during the rest of the campaign.
Elections Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (318 words)
Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency reporting directly to the Parliament of Canada.
Prior to the 1991 Northwest Territories election, Elections Canada was also responsible for administering the territorial elections.
During an election, staff at Elections Canada headquarters increases to 600 and to approximately 190,000 across Canada.
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