Canada Elections Act

Complaints About Third Parties Skyrocketed During 2015 Federal Election

CP | Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Politics

The head of Canada Elections says it's time Parliament looked at the issue.

Canada's Outdated Voting System At Tipping Point: Watchdog

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Politics

"Action is required now."

Elections Watchdog Says Facebook, Twitter Caused Headaches In 2015

CBC | Elizabeth Thompson, CBC News | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Parliament has to update Canada's election law to respond to new concerns linked to social media like Facebook and Twitter, Canada's election watchdog...

Ex-Tory Staffer Convicted In Robocalls Scandal To Appeal Sentence

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Michael Sona is asking for a sentence less than the nine months in jail he received, but the Crown is simultaneously arguing for a longer one.

Former Tory MP Out Of Jail Pending 2nd Appeal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Politics

The Ontario Court of Appeal granted Del Mastro leave to appeal on Monday.

I'm One of the 1.4 Million Canadian Citizens Who Can't Vote

Zoe Kevork | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Zoe Kevork

I live in a country now that has protected my right to vote. U.S. citizens around the world, regardless of how long they've been away, enjoy this inalienable right. The United States has pride and sense of obligation towards its citizens. I just wish Canada had the same feeling towards us as well. I

It's A Crime For Your Boss Not To Give You Time To Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians go to the polls on Monday, Oct. 19, to choose the country’s next federal government. Polls will be open for 12 hours in each time zone...

Election Polls Don't Tell the Whole Story

Ian Capstick | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Ian Capstick

The 2015 federal election is awash with so-called information: left, right and centre. Partisans can find a poll to match almost any desired electoral outcome. This election is being defined by national trendlines. It's not healthy for democracy. The number of minutes wasted and columns spilled in earnest of polling results that are literally worth as much as the media paid for them: nothing.

Where Is the Support For Pro-Democracy Groups Right Here in Canada?

Michael D. Nicula | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael D. Nicula

The Ontario Provincial government is working on their promise to allow municipalities to use Ranked Ballots in the 2018 elections 'as an option' which would be a timid step in the right direction. However, Toronto Mayoral lead Candidate John Tory is opposed to the idea and yet, that doesn't seem to have an impact on his polling numbers.

Crown Allegations

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Politics

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - A member of Parliament, whose job it once was to beat down allegations of Conservative voter fraud, used backdated invoices from ...

Sorry, Pierre

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - More than one million Canadians living abroad are now eligible to cast ballots in the next federal election after a court struck down a law ...

NDP MP Slams Tory 'Kool-Aid' Over Rejection Of Elections Act Motion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Conservative MPs have rejected a bid to remove some of the most contentious provisions from the government's sweeping overhaul of Canada's el...

Part Of Fair Elections Act 'Inappropriate In A Democracy': Expert

CBC | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada Politics

Harry Neufeld, who wrote a report on problems in the last federal election, is warning of the potential for more abuse at polling stations if one pa...

Expats Fight For Their Right To Vote

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - An Ontario judge was urged Monday to consider whether the historical reasoning for a law which strips some expatriates of their voting right...

Conservative MP Rips Election Watchdog

CBC | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP Scott Reid attacked Canada's election watchdog Tuesday, calling him "overly aggressive" and arguing it was "inappropriate" to notify t...

A First Look at the Reform Act

Daniel Dickin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

The Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (Reforms), already dubbed "The Reform Act," was only introduced in the Hous...

Twitter Reacts To Del Mastro Charges

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Twitter reacted in anger to the news that MP Dean Del Mastro has been charged with breaking election spending rules. Del Mastro also removed himsel...

Charged.. And No Longer A Tory

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper lost his fifth caucus member of the year to scandal, after his former right-hand man in the House of Commons wa...

'Why Don't We Get Rid Of Political Parties Altogether?'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Politics

Elizabeth May has an admittedly "radical" idea: "Why don't we get rid of political parties altogether?" In an interview by #FAQMP that recently res...

Althia Raj

Tories Profit From Banning Loans | Althia Raj | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives’ plan to limit and cap political loans received praise from the NDP Wednesday. Although the bill benefits the Tories for now, it s...

Althia Raj

Conservatives To Make It Harder For Parties To Raise Cash | Althia Raj | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: The federal government announced Wednesday it is re-introducing the exact same version of the bill it tabled in 2010. The Political Loans A...

Leadership Election Rules in Desperate Need of Reform

Duff Conacher | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada
Duff Conacher

Ideally, given that two federal parties currently do not have leaders, all parties should work together and pass a bill that democratizes party leadership and nomination races and uphold the democratic principles of one person, one vote, and of honesty, openness, ethics and fair and accurate representation.

NDP Runs Afoul Of Law With Layton Memorial Donations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP has inadvertently fallen afoul of the Elections Act in a bid to honour one of Jack Layton's last wishes.The late NDP leader had wante...