Mechanism of Coordination Between the Election Administration and the House of Commons

AuthorGregory Tardi
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Sound public administration requires preparation. e transition from
the nd Parliament to the rd f‌irst requires measures that are e-
cient, eective, and economic. Secondly, it necessitates measures and
procedures that ensure smooth continuity of parliamentary work, not-
withstanding the changes among elected ocials. As the very basis of
transition, the House must formally know who is elected. is is a pro-
cess involving several steps. Some ten days before an election, Elections
Canada sends to the House the formal list of candidates, based on the
formal nomination papers f‌iled in accordance with section  and fol-
lowing of the Canada Elections Act. In the  exercise, this list included
the relevant information about candidates who were nominated but who
were subsequently jettisoned by their respective parties. As of election
day, the House treated as elected the person who, in each electoral district,
was declared elected. Instances of recount, judicial recount, and election
contestation lead the House to take account of the various results. e
principal formality that renders the list of individuals elected f‌inal is the
return of the writs.
In application of the practices of sound public administration, it
would be inecient, ineective, and likely uneconomic to leave without
adequate assistance for transition those MPs who will have decided to

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