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Pandemic election bill far from the finish line, as talk of spring vote continues

By Peter Mazereeuw      

PM Trudeau says he doesn’t want an election. ‘Prove it,’ says ex-chief electoral officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley. 

Canda's Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault, pictured at a press conference in Ottawa on Sept. 17, 2019. Mr. Perrault is leading Elections Canada while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across Canada, and speculation that an election will take place at some point in 2021 is widespread. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

A mid-pandemic spring election would cause big problems, and it could come before proposed changes to make the electoral process safer have come into effect, says former head of Elections Canada Jean-Pierre Kingsley. 

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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