Category Archives: Fixed-Date Elections

What Is It About Dissolution That Everyone Finds So Confusing?


I’m posing this question seriously, because I genuinely don’t know the answer to it. It truly baffles me. But what I do know is that Canadian journalists and scholars don’t seem to understand the implications of our various federal and … Continue reading

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Ontario’s Next General Election Has Only Just Been Scheduled for June 2018


On this subject, I raised the ire of various journalists who accused me of that cardinal sin of pedantry. If I’m pedantic, then they’re obtuse. To declare that a law has been amended even before the government has tabled the … Continue reading

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Finally, A Media Outlet Writes an Accurate Story on Ontario’s Next Provincial Election!


  The Canadian Press finally wrote a factually correct and accurate story pertaining to the timing of Ontario’s next general election. The election is currently set for the fall of 2018, but the Liberal government wants to avoid conflict with … Continue reading

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Do Journalists Who Cover Ontario Politics Know When the Next General Election Is Scheduled?  


I have yet to encounter a political journalist in Ontario who will state initially and independently, without further prompting, that the next general provincial election is in fact still scheduled for October 2018 and not for June 2018 that they … Continue reading

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How the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act Complicates Brexit and An Early General Election


Fixed-Term Parliaments Act Introduction Various British MPs like Jacob Rees-Mogg and journalists like Peter Hitchens have called for an early general election in the wake of Leave’s victory in the Brexit referendum and Prime Minister Cameron’s announcement that he will … Continue reading

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