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Courts will have to decide if Elections Canada CEO can be ‘muzzled,’ say experts

Elections Canada and critics of proposed government legislation that will restrict communications between the chief electoral officer and the electorate say the measure will also limit information the chief electoral officer will be able to distribute to news media.

Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand, pictured recently on Parliament Hill. Critics say the proposed legislation will muzzle Elections Canada’s CEO. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright.

 

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Courts will have to decide if Elections Canada CEO can be ‘muzzled,’ say experts

Elections Canada and critics of proposed government legislation that will restrict communications between the chief electoral officer and the electorate say the measure will also limit information the chief electoral officer will be able to distribute to news media.

Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand, pictured recently on Parliament Hill. Critics say the proposed legislation will muzzle Elections Canada’s CEO. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright.

 

  

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