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Election Law in Canada, 2nd Edition

In this new edition, author Donald J. Bourgeois and Jessica Spindler delves into the topic of election law in Canada and provides valuable insight into this important and evolving area.
Publication Language: English
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$115.00
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Softcover | 308 pages

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433506911

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The right to vote in democratic elections may be a basic entitlement in Canada, but the rules governing our electoral process are anything but straightforward. In this new edition, author Donald J. Bourgeois and Jessica Spindler delves into the topic of election law in Canada and provides valuable insight into this important and evolving area.

In-depth coverage
Election Law in Canada is dedicated solely to examining the rules and regulations that apply to the running of elections in Canada. In addition to covering the laws affecting voting rights and participation in the electoral process, Bourgeois and Spindler provide an in-depth analysis of the laws that apply to candidates in elections as well as the laws governing riding associations and political parties and associations. This volume also explores the legislation that applies to the sometimes-controversial area of campaign financing.

WHAT IS NEW IN THIS EDITION?

  • A new chapter has been added (Chapter 10) –explores planning and running a successful election campaign –such as building the campaign team, becoming a candidate, financing the campaign etc.
  • The book added in a discussion on election security and what it entails

An essential volume
This book is a valuable resource for anyone involved in elections in Canada in any capacity – whether candidate, campaign manager, legal advisor, fundraiser – including:

  • Lawyers who advise political parties and electoral candidates
  • Constitutional lawyers
  • Government lawyers, government departments and Elections Canada employees
  • Criminal lawyers who represent people accused of transgressing the Elections Act
  • Political parties and associations, riding associations and elected officials
  • Law libraries
 

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction 
Chapter 2 –Election Law and the Constitution
Chapter 3 –Laws Affecting Voting Rights and Participation in the Election Process
Chapter 4 –Candidates and Election Boundaries
Chapter 5 –Political Parties and Associations
Chapter 6 –Campaign Financing and Financial Administration of Elections
Chapter 7 –Political Advertising, Activities and Broadcasting
Chapter 8 –The Election –Preparation, Conduct and the Vote
Chapter 9 –Compliance and Enforcement
Chapter 10 –Planning and Running a Successful Campaign