Elections Canada

Elections Watchdog Says Rules Need Revisiting

CBC | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada's chief electoral officer says he may want to tweak election rules after voters head to the polls in October.

Tory Candidates' War Chests Outpacing Rivals, Analysis Shows

CP | Joan Bryden and Jordan Press | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Politics

An in-depth analysis shows Conservative candidates' riding-based war chests are flush with cash, dramatically outpacing their political rivals.

Liberal Candidate Investigated For Failing To Report Expenses

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Politics

Sven Spengemann confirms there were "inadvertent omissions'' in the financial report filed with Elections Canada.

Re-Open Robocalls Investigation, Voters Ask Elections Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A group of voters in Guelph, Ont., has fired off a letter to Elections Canada to call for the agency to re-open an investigation into mislead...

Student Invents Antidote To Elections Canada Confusion

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Politics

All you need is a smartphone or tablet.

9 Things To Know About The 2015 Election

CBC | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Politics

In a briefing this week, Elections Canada discussed changes that will make the 2015 federal election different for political candidates and voters ali...

Tories Say No To Leaders' Debate Offer From CBC, CTV, Global

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics

Harper turns down proposal from Canadian broadcasters to do four TV debates in lead-up to fall vote

New Voter ID Rules Face Constitutional Challenge

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two advocacy groups are asking the courts to set aside new Conservative election rules that they say will make it more difficult for thousand...

Althia Raj

New Tory Bill Would Suppress Votes, NDP Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative government’s new election bill will result in voter suppression for Canadian citizens who live abroad, the NDP charged T...

2015 Election Projected To Be Much Pricier Than Last

CBC | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Politics

The price tag for this year's federal election is expected to spike by nearly a third, partly because of big changes to Canada's electoral m...

Tories Refuse To Reveal Cost Of Elections Canada Split

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is refusing to disclose how much it will cost taxpayers to separate the commissioner of elections from Elections Canada...

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 ...

Tories To Challenge Canadian Expatriates' Voting Rights

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A court decision that handed the right to vote to more than one million Canadians who have lived outside the country for more than five year...

Neufeld: Fair Elections Act Still Has Problems

CBC | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Politics

Changes made to the Conservatives' election bill help alleviate fears that some Canadians could lose the right to cast a ballot, but many could still ...

Expat Voting Ban Is No More!

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Elections Canada has stopped enforcing a voting ban on citizens living abroad for more than five years in light of a court decision that str...

The Truth About the 2011 Federal Election

Daniel Dickin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

It was not until the media began covering the story that the number of robocalls complaints exploded. A whopping 3597 articles were written in 2012 about the "robocalls" affair, leading to Elections Canada receiving over 40,000 "complaints." But those "complaints" didn't come from electors reporting that they had received a call.

Althia Raj

14 Ways The Fair Elections Act Won't Fix Robocalls

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative government will amend its Fair Elections Act this week, stripping many controversial items in the bill. But lost in hoopla...

'The Vindictive Side Of The Prime Minister'

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government's controversial proposed overhaul of election laws illustrates the ruthless, vindictive and hyper-partisan side of Pri...

'Really Does A Lot To Suppress Voting'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Protests are scheduled for cities across Canada today against the Harper government's contentious elections bill.A few dozen people clutched...

Tory Lawyers Once Called Vouching 'Failsafe'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A constitutional challenge to voter-identification rules brought in by the Harper government in 2007 may be on its way to the Supreme Court o...

Tory Senator Attacks Elections Canada For Encouraging People To Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Politics

Conservative Senator Linda Frum says Elections Canada's efforts to increase voter turnout put it in a conflict of interest. Frum has made the argum...

Tell Us: Will Fair Elections Act Make It Harder For You To Vote?

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Politics

HuffPost Canada wants to hear from you about how you vote and your thoughts on the Fair Elections Act's proposed changes. Share your thoughts belo...

Watchdog Explains How Fair Elections Act Will Fail Elections Canada

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Federal Conservatives have held up Ontario as a model for the proposed crackdown on potential voter fraud in its controversial overhaul of na...

The Fair Elections Act Won't Let Elections Canada Do Its Job

Stephane Dion | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Stephane Dion

Elections Canada is tasked with ensuring that Canada has free and fair elections. Part of this responsibility includes communicating with Canadians, encouraging voter turnout, and ensuring voters can exercise their democratic rights. The Fair Elections Act, however, is an attempt to muzzle Elections Canada's ability to promote voting among our youth and other marginalized groups in society.

Why Do We Need 'Vouching' When It's So Easy To Vote?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Under the 2007 rules, getting vouched requires finding a qualified voter living in your electoral riding, whose name appears on that riding's list of registered electors, who possesses Elections Canada-approved identification, and who agrees to testify in person, at your polling place, in your presence, that you are legally eligible to vote. A voucher can only vouch once per election, and vouchers can't vouch for other vouchers. And the poll clerk has to buy his story. I don't know about you, but that strikes me as a bit complicated.