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Elections Canada

August 30, 2016 12:25 ET

Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Receives Notice of Vacancy in House of Commons for Calgary Heritage

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 30, 2016) -

  • The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, received on Monday, August 29, 2016, the warrant from the Speaker of the House of Commons indicating that the seat for Calgary Heritage (Alberta) 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. The date of the by-election must be announced no later than February 25, 2017.

  • 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 Calgary Heritage can be held is October 17, 2016.

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