Elections Canada

Elections Canada

July 06, 2007 17:01 ET

Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Receives Notice of Vacancy in House of Commons for Toronto Centre

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 6, 2007) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, received on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, the official warrant from the Speaker of the House of Commons indicating that the seat for Toronto Centre (Ontario) is vacant. After receiving a warrant, at least 11 days and no more than 180 days must pass 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, election day 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 Toronto Centre can be held is on Monday, August 20, 2007.

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