May 25th Hearing of Appeal of Federal Court Ruling That Legalized Conservative Prime Minister Harper's September 2008 Snap Federal Election Call Despite Fixed-Election-Date Law
World's First Court Challenge of
Fixed-Election-Date Law Will Also Determine the Effect of Laws in Seven
Provinces and the Northwest Territories, and Other Parliamentary
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Democracy Watch's case challenges the Prime Minister's action of advising the Governor General to dissolve Parliament and call an election in September 2008 as a violation of the fixed-election date measures that the Conservatives introduced, and Parliament voted in favour of adding to the Canada Elections Act, in May 2007.
Democracy Watch's case does not challenge the Governor General's constitutional right to dissolve Parliament and call an election, nor does it challenge or seek to overturn the results of the 2008 federal election.
DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
TIME: 9:30 am Ottawa time
LOCATION: Federal Court of Appeal courtroom, 90 Sparks St., 10th floor, Ottawa
For details about the appeal case, click here.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Democracy Watch's Fixed
Election Date Case webpage
Democracy Watch homepage