Canada Elections Act

Version of section 59 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-01-18:


Marginal note:Withdrawal of writ

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may order the withdrawal of a writ for any electoral district for which the Chief Electoral Officer certifies that by reason of a flood, fire or other disaster it is impracticable to carry out the provisions of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Duties of Chief Electoral Officer

    (2) If the Governor in Council orders the withdrawal of a writ, the Chief Electoral Officer shall publish a notice of the withdrawal in the Canada Gazette and issue a new writ ordering an election within three months after publication of the notice.

  • Marginal note:Polling day

    (3) The day named in the new writ for polling day may not be later than three months after the issue of the new writ.

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