Why Canada’s permanent election campaign is here to stay

Long before Parliament’s dissolution in 2015, the Conservatives had run so many election ads that the official 'campaign' period meant much less than it once had—the standard had been 60 days in most elections until the rationale of shorting the campaign period to 37 days led to the use of a permanent voters list in 1997.

By NELSON WISEMAN

PUBLISHED : Monday, March 21, 2016 12:00 AM

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