Elections Canada faces tough choices as it braces for possible election amid pandemic
Elections Canada readily admitted that there is no enabling legislative measure in Canada to deal with the holding of elections during emergencies and that now they are entering into 'uncharted' waters.
Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault, pictured with Grade 5 students in Ottawa, for a mock vote ahead of the 2019 federal election. Elections Canada set up a working group charged with preparing for a general election in 'pandemic circumstances' in an effort to examine their options and whether alternative voting through mail-in ballots could be an alternative. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade