Fed election 2021

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The shipment of mail-in ballot kits to 123,000 voters was delayed by Elections Canada until less than one week before election day, despite Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perreault having said his agency was fully prepared to conduct a pandemic election, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

“We are prepared to do an election if it were called tomorrow,” Perreault testified at the House affairs committee in November 2020, adding that Elections Canada was “in a constant state of readiness.”

Reporter (BC)

Reid Small is a BC Reporter for the Western Standard and West Coast Standard based in the Vancouver Bureau. He has worked as a freelance photojournalist and in independent media.

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