Elections Canada

Elections Canada

April 07, 2006 18:25 ET

Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Announces Launch of Leadership Contest of the Liberal Party of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 7, 2006) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, has received a statement from the chief agent of the Liberal Party of Canada indicating that the leadership contest of that party will be held from April 7 to December 3, 2006.

Pursuant to subsection 435.04(3) of the Canada Elections Act, the Chief Electoral Officer must publish a notice containing this information.

For more information on the rules governing the conduct of a leadership contest of a federal political party, please consult the "Registration and Political Financing of Leadership Contestants" backgrounder on Elections Canada's Web site at www.elections.ca - General Information - Backgrounders.

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