Category Archives: Fixed-Date Elections

Why Justin Trudeau’s Snap Election in 2021 Does Not Break the Fixed-Date Elections Law


The Signs Pointing to a Snap Election, June to August 2021 Since at least mid-June, the media had treated an early election as a fait accompli, and politicians and political parties began acting as if the writ had already begun … Continue reading

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Putting the Personal above the Factual: Errol Mendes on Early Dissolution and Fixed-Date Election Laws in 2008 vs in 2021


Introduction I have chronicled several examples of scholarly inconsistency between how some academics cover and write about Harper versus Trudeau, The four most notable examples come down to the following: tactical prorogation, contempt of parliament, the caretaker convention and the … Continue reading

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An Unlawfully Long Writ Rewards the Incumbent and Will Be Allowed to Stand


Elections Newfoundland & Labrador announced the results of the ill-begotten election on Saturday at 1030 Eastern Daylight Time. The Liberals have won a bare majority of 22 out of 40 seats in the House of Assembly, where the Furey government … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Necessity in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Omnishambles Election


Conflating the Caretaker Convention with The Doctrine of Necessity I remain transfixed by the spectacle unfolding in Newfoundland and Labrador and will have to report back once Elections Newfoundland and Labrador counts the ballots cast in this illegitimate election. Last … Continue reading

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Newfoundland & Labrador’s Omnishambles Election of 2021 Continues


How This Happened Today, on 13 February 2021, Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans across the province should have made their way to their polls and cast their ballots in a general election for their province’s 50th General Assembly. But events intervened. Newfoundland … Continue reading

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