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Fair Elections Act Court Challenge

CFS fcéé     The Council of Canadians

OTTAWA – The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Federation of Students will file a charter challenge against the Fair Elections Act with the Ontario Superior Court tomorrow. The challenge calls into question provisions within the Fair Elections Act that limit the accessibility of voting to Canadians.  It reduces the role and authority of the Chief Electoral Officer, essential for the exercise of voting rights.

Media are invited to hear details about the challenge. 

Date:   Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time:  9:30 a.m.
Place: National Press Theatre, 1st Floor, 150 Wellington St. (Due to construction, please use the Sparks St. entrance)


  • Garry Neil, Executive Director of the Council of Canadians
  • Jessica McCormick, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students
  • Stephen Shrybman, lawyer, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP



Sujata Dey, Council of Canadians 613-796-7724, sdey@canadians.org
Sarah McCue, Canadian Federation of Students, 613-232-7394, s.mccue@cfs-fcee.ca