Thursday, May 21, 2015

Timing of future provincial elections.

Just a quick post to note an interesting occurrence that came about due to fixed election dates.

While Newfoundland is expected to go to the polls this fall, along with the Federal government, other elections will be "grouped"

Both Manitoba and Saskatchewan have laws saying the next election is in April of next year. Saskatchewan in particular could theoretically go in the Fall, but not if there is also a Federal election.

Nova Scotia is the only province without a fixed election date, however, it is possible a 4.5 year government would see an election near the time of the next BC election, in May of 2017, or, it is possible NS might end up having an election close to the Yukon, also without a fixed date, some time in the fall of 2016.

Lastly is the grouping of Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick, all scheduled to vote next in the Fall of 2018.

This, of course, does not even mention PEI and Alberta, which will also find themselves in sync in 2019.

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