The chief electoral officer of Canada is the same person who recently ruled that having an election on a religious holiday was kosher. Politicians of all stripes complained about religious insensitivity but the election date remained. Under a law passed 11 years ago, only the chief electoral officer can change the date. That law should be scrapped.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier. The decision to move to a fixed election date and take the power of election dates out of the hands of politicians is just wrong, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—The fixed election date does not work.
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