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Electoral Commission preferred November polling day

Paul McBeth
Fri, 09 Oct 2020

Paul McBeth
Fri, 09 Oct 2020
The Electoral Commission would have preferred to hold the election on Nov. 21, telling ministers it didn’t think it would have enough time to prepare for an October date.Chief electoral officer Alicia Wright wrote to Justice Minister Andrew Little – copying in the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader – on Aug. 12 advising him of her preference.The only other day available was Oct. 17 – the date Cabinet ultimately went with – to avoid school holidays and provincial holiday weekends.“However, this date in our v...

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