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Election Day Will Not be Moved #CDNpoli

Canada's chief electoral officer Stephane Perrault says that election day will not be moved this fall despite it being on a Jewish holiday.

October 21 is Shemini Atzeret. Shemini Atzeret is observed as a single day of rest where those who observe the holiday are not permitted to work or vote.

Elections Canada had been lobbied to change the date.

Perrault said it’s not in the “public interest” to change the date of the general election.

Since May 2007, the Canada Elections Act provides for a general election to be held on a fixed date: the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following the previous general election. As the last election took place on October 19, 2015, the next fixed election date is October 21, 2019.

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