Elections Canada

Elections Canada

January 29, 2008 12:26 ET

Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Receives Notice of Vacancy in House of Commons for Westmount-Ville-Marie

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2008) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, received on January 28, 2008, the official warrant from the Speaker of the House of Commons indicating that the seat for Westmount-Ville-Marie (Quebec) 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 Westmount-Ville-Marie can be held is on Monday, March 17, 2008.

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