Elections Canada

Elections Canada

May 22, 2009 16:33 ET

Elections Canada: Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Receives Notice of Vacancy in House of Commons for Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Riviere-du-Loup

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 22, 2009) -

- The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, received today the warrant signed by two members of the House of Commons in the absence of the Speaker of the House of Commons indicating that the seat for Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup (Quebec) 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 Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup can be held is on Monday, July 13, 2009.

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