Elections Canada

Four more seats could soon be added to the House of Commons

Oct 15, 2021 | 5:28pm

Saskatchewan would not gain any seats as the House of Commons seat count is set to be increased as early as 2024. Canadians will be choosing 342 elected officials instead of the current 338. B.C. would gain one seat as well as Ontario, while Alberta would gain three seats. Quebec would lose a seat. The […]

Voter turnout about average for federal election

Sep 28, 2021 | 6:45am

Last week’s federal election was about average when it comes to voter turnout. Sixty-two percent of those eligible to vote did so. Elections Canada says that adds up to almost 17-million Canadians, out of 24.7-million who are eligible to cast a ballot. The number does not include those who registered to vote on election day […]

More than 180,000 votes counted in advance polls across Saskatchewan

Sep 15, 2021 | 7:37am

Elections Canada says voter turnout at advance polls held last Friday to Monday saw increased totals from the 2019 federal election. Just under 183-thousand people cast their vote over those days which was about 30,000 people more than two years ago. The riding of Regina-Lewvan saw the most advance votes with 18,740, up 4,001 voters […]

Federal leaders faceoff in English debate night before advance polls open

Sep 10, 2021 | 5:20am

With advanced polls opening Friday morning, Canada’s five main federal party leaders faced-off in a fiery English debate Thursday night. Both Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, and the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh, went after Justin Trudeau multiple times, for calling an election during a pandemic. That was surrounding the five topics that were pre-planned to be debated. […]

Voter information cards are in the mail

Sep 3, 2021 | 5:53am

With the federal election coming up on September 20, canadians should be getting their voter information cards in the mail. The voter information cards are important for voters when they cast their ballots according to Marie-France Kenny, Regional Media Advisor for Elections Canada. She notes that on the cards it will show electors when and […]

Elections Canada preparing for “unique” pandemic snap election

Aug 17, 2021 | 9:43am

Elections Canada is gearing up for an election like no other. Spokesperson Marie-French Kenny says because it’s a snap election during the pandemic, there may be some difficulty in finding venues for polling stations. “Usually when it’s a set date, we know that in 20XX , there will be an election on this date, then […]

About the same number of people in SK voted in 2019 election as 2015

Oct 24, 2019 | 7:30am

Numbers are out from Elections Canada on voter turnout across the country. While Saskatchewan was ahead of the national average of 71.6 percent, fewer people voted in this election than the one four years ago. Just over 570,000 people cast a ballot on Monday in Saskatchewan which was 71.7 percent of eligible voters. In 2015, […]

Lack of workers at Regina-Wascana polling stations after Crowns and Unifor agreement

Oct 21, 2019 | 3:57pm

A bit of a situation in the Regina-Wascana riding Monday has caused some polling stations to merge. While Crown employees received their new deal Sunday from the provincial Crowns, roughly 20 of them signed up to work at polling stations Monday, but are now unable to work. However, Elections Canada spokesperson Marie-France Kenny said no […]

Canadians decide our 43rd federal government today

Oct 21, 2019 | 5:28am

Monday is the 43rd federal election, with polls open in Saskatchewan from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Saskatchewan spokesperson for Elections Canada, Marie-France Kenny, said the first task for most is figuring out where to vote. The answer is on your voter information card or you can go to the Elections Canada website and […]

Advance Polls Open Friday

Oct 10, 2019 | 10:45am

Advance polls for the Federal Election open on Friday. Advance poll voters can cast their ballots until Monday October 14th. The locations and directions are on the voter information cards sent out in the mail and on the Elections Canada website under Voter Information. Marie-France Kenny of Elections Canada Saskatchewan says voter registration is also […]