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Sometime in 2019 the Canadian territory of Yukon will have its first lobbying law. Bill No. 23, the Lobbyist Registration Act, received Royal Assent on November 22, 2018, but is not yet in effect. The Act will come into force […]

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On November 26, a campaign finance bill concerning municipal elections in Alberta, Canada, was adjourned for consideration of an amendment increasing the proposed fines for third party election advertisers found in violations of the Act. The provincial government’s initial 180-page […]

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On December 3, an election will be held for the electoral district of Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes (Ontario) to fill a vacancy in the House of Commons. The seat was held by MP Gordon Brown, who died unexpectedly of […]

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Sometime before March 30, 2019, a by-election will be announced for the seat in the House of Commons representing York–Simcoe in the province of Ontario. On October 2, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice from […]

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Sometime before March 18, 2019, a by-election will be announced for the seat in the House of Commons representing Burnaby South in the province of British Columbia. On September 17, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, received official […]

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Starting on September 10, the Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission begins public hearings regarding proposed changes to all 57 existing electoral divisions in the province. The hearings will be held from September 10 to September 20 in 11 cities. The […]

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Sometime before January 30, 2019, a by-election will be announced for the seat in the House of Commons representing Outremont in the province of Quebec. On August 3, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice from […]

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The Government of Yukon is seeking public input for development of a mandatory lobbyist registry. On August 6, the government issued a news release stating proposed legislation would cover both consultant and in-house lobbyists. The voluntary public survey is hosted […]

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Early voting has begun for the July 17 by-election to fill the St. Boniface provincial seat in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. The MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) seat for the St. Boniface constituency has been vacant since March […]

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On July 11, the 1st Session of the 42nd Parliament of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario will begin. Newly elected Premier Doug Ford called the legislature for the rare summer sitting. The House is meeting for the first time since […]

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On June 11, several significant amendments to Alberta’s provincial lobbying law took effect when the Lobbyists Amendment Act, 2018, came into force by Royal Assent. The most substantial change in the existing Lobbyist Act is the reduction of an organizational […]

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On May 13, Elections Canada announced a federal by-election will be held on June 18 in the electoral district of Chicoutimi–Le Fjord (Quebec) to fill a vacancy in the House of Commons. MP Denis Lemieux had announced his resignation in […]

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On May 7, Elections Canada announced a by-election for the House of Commons will be held for the seat for Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes (Ontario). The seat was held by MP Gordon Brown, who died unexpectedly of a heart […]

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On April 30, the Trudeau government, through the Minister of Democratic Institutions, introduced a bill intended to reform federal elections in Canada. Bill C-76, the Elections Modernization Act, amends the Canada Elections Act to limit election periods to a maximum […]

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