Month: September 2008

Students: Tips For Making Sure You Can Vote in the October 14 Federal Election

Like all other voters, students must be at least 18 years old on October 14 and be a Canadian citizen to be eligible to vote in the Canadian Federal General Election. As well, under the new rules stemming from the Conservative reforms to the Canada Elections Act, voters must be able to prove their identity and their address. If you do Read More

New Voter Identification Rules Expected to Disenfranchise Many in Victoria and Across Canada

Advocates on watch for voter identification problemsBy Andrew MacLeodThe Tyee The people pushing a court challenge to new voter identification laws will use the October 14 election to gather evidence. “If there’s a silver lining, that’s what it is,” said Jim Quail, a lawyer and executive director of the B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre, adding Read More