To Fix or Not to Fix, That's the Election Question

Published: Wednesday, 04/04/2007 12:00 am EDT

Last Friday the Senate approved Bill C-16, to give Canada a fixed election date–every four years on the third Monday of October–making the next election Oct. 19, 2009. However, the government wants to review the bill's one amendment–calling provincial elections and religious holidays as grounds to move the fixed date by one day to avoid conflict–before passing the bill on for royal assent.

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