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Referendum Act

Version of section 32 from 2002-12-31 to 2005-12-30:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this section,

    public servant


    public servant means a deputy head or an employee as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Public Service Employment Act, but does not include a person on the staff of the Chief Electoral Officer; (fonctionnaire)

    referendum officer

    fonctionnaire référendaire

    referendum officer means returning officers, assistant returning officers, additional assistant returning officers, persons authorized by a returning officer to perform duties under this Act, revising agents, deputy returning officers, poll clerks, registration officers, information officers, persons responsible for maintaining order at a central polling place, central poll supervisors, persons appointed to collect ballot boxes, the special voting rules administrator, special ballot officers, liaison officers for correctional institutions and deputy returning officers and poll clerks for correctional institutions. (fonctionnaire référendaire)

  • Marginal note:Participation not precluded

    (2) Section 33 of the Public Service Employment Act shall not be construed or applied so as to restrict the right of a public servant to participate fully in respect of a referendum.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (3) Where, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, the participation of public servants or any class of public servants in a referendum would likely impair the ability of the public servants or public servants in that class to discharge the responsibilities of their positions, the Governor in Council may make regulations limiting their participation in the referendum.

  • Marginal note:Referendum officers

    (4) Referendum officers shall, in performing their duties and functions under this Act, act impartially and not in any way show favour to any side in a referendum.

  • 1992, c. 30, s. 32
  • 1996, c. 35, s. 91
  • 2000, c. 9, s. 570

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