March 25, 2014 12:58 ET
GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 25, 2014) -
• The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, received on March 24, 2014, the warrant from the Speaker of the House of Commons indicating that the seat for
Trinity-Spadina (Ontario) 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 Trinity-Spadina can be held is on Monday, May 12, 2014.
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