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House Government Bill
39th Parliament, 1st Session
April 3, 2006 - September 14, 2007
Text of the Bill
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An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act
Statute of Canada
2007, c. 10
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2007-05-03)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • A public service ombudsman for the UK . Michael Everett. London : House of Commons Library, 221, 2016
  • A question of confidence? The Constitution Committee’s view on the 'Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011'.. Baroness Taylor. The Constitution Unit Blog, September 18, 2020
  • Balancing ballots. Canada & the World, 71:24-8, Mar. 2006
  • Can Boris Johnson simply repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act? . Hazell, Robert. The Constitution Unit, February 5, 2020
  • Canada's fixed election date law is a serious problem (Opinion). Levy, Gary. Hill Times, no. 1059:17, Oct. 11 2010
  • Conacher missed the mark on constitutional conventions and fixed election dates. Heard, Andrew David. Constitutional forum, 19:21-32, no. 1 2010
  • Confidence and caretakers : some less-obvious implications of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. James Strong. The Political Quarterly In Press, 1-8, 2018
  • Conservatives say fixed-date election 'just one step'. Vongdouangchanh, Bea. The Hill Times, no. 841:23-4, June 12, 2006
  • Élections à date fixe : amélioration ou nouveaux problèmes?. Desserud, Don. Perspectives électorales, 7:49-55, janv. 2005
  • Élections à date fixe et journées d'importance culturelle ou religieuse?. Hollins, Joan. Revue parlementaire canadienne, 30:14-16, été 2007
  • Fixed date elections: improvement or new problems?. Desserud, Don. Electoral insight, 7:48-53, Jan. 2005
  • Fixed election dates and cultural or religious holidays: the Ontario experience. Hollins, Joan. Canadian parliamentary review, 30:14-16, Summer 2007
  • Fixed election dates would improve Canadian democracy: municipal governments have fixed election dates and no negative fallout because of it. Freeman, Aaron. The Hill Times, no. 735:7, May 3, 2004
  • Fixed election dates would stop parties from scheming over how, when to cause a federal election. Fox, Graham and Don Lenihan. The Hill Times, no. 791:5, June 13, 2005
  • Fixed elections? More like 'flexible fixed', MPs say. Vongdouangchanh, Bea. The Hill Times, no. 857:1, Oct. 2, 2006
  • Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 . Richard Kelly. Isobel White. London : House of Commons Library 2016, 116, 2016
  • Fixing Canada's unfixed election dates. Milner, Henry. IRPP policy matters, 6:1-44, Dec. 2005
  • In a fix ?. Robert Rogers, Lisvane Lord. House magazine , 1553(37):30-31 , 15 June 2016
  • Re-assessing the (not so) Fixed-term Parliaments Act . Kasim Khorasanee . The Constitution , 2017
  • The fixed-date election law : constitutional convention or conventional politics?. Hawkins, Robert E. Constitutional forum, 19:33-9, no. 1 2010
  • The past, present and future of fixed election dates in Canada. Dodek, Adam M.. Journal of parliamentary and political law, 4:215-38, Sept. 2010
Party Press Releases
  • Fixed Election Date on Horizon If Conservatives Implement Bill (Liberal Party)
Related Links
  • Canadians urge for fixed date federal elections.
  • Changes to the Canada Elections Act in 2007
  • Fixed election dates.
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