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Elections Canada

September 05, 2013 12:10 ET

Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Receives Notice of Vacancy in House of Commons for Brandon-Souris

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 5, 2013) -

- The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, received on September 3, 2013, the warrant for the issue of a writ from the Speaker of the House of Commons indicating that the seat for Brandon-Souris (Manitoba) is vacant.

- At least 11 days and no more than 180 days must pass after the receipt of a warrant by the Chief Electoral Officer before a by-election is called, in accordance with subsection 31(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

- Pursuant to subsection 57(3) of the Canada Elections Act, the election must be held on a Monday. Since the date of the election must be at least 36 days after the issue of the writ, the earliest that the by-election in the electoral district of Brandon-Souris can be held is on Monday, October 21, 2013.

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