Elections Canada

Elections Canada

November 28, 2007 10:18 ET

Media Advisory: Elections Canada Launches New on-line Media Section

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2007) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced today the launch of a new media section on Elections Canada's Web site. The media section provides a variety of information aimed at increasing the understanding of the electoral process.

Information in the media section includes:

- press releases and media advisories

- backgrounders and information sheets

- overview of the electoral process

- recent changes to the Canada Elections Act

- election financing limits

- information on federal electoral districts and electoral district associations

- information on past elections

- photos, statements and speeches

In addition, the media section includes video footage, which shows various aspects of Elections Canada's preparations for a federal election or by-election.

The media section will be updated during an election period to include additional information such as a media calendar, broadcasting information and the Elections Canada advertising campaign.

To view the new media section, please visit www.elections.ca - Media.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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