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Elections Canada

February 06, 2017 16:50 ET

The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Receives Notice of Vacancy in House of Commons for Markham-Thornhill

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 6, 2017) -

  • The Acting Chief Electoral Officer, Stéphane Perrault, received on Monday, February 6, 2017, the warrant from the Speaker of the House of Commons indicating that the seat for Markham-Thornhill (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 Markham-Thornhill can be held is on March 27, 2017.

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