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Federal Referendum Legislation

Foreword

This publication includes the legislation applicable to a referendum: the Referendum Act (S.C. 1992, c. 30), and the Regulation Adapting the Canada Elections Act for the Purposes of a Referendum, SOR/2010-20.

Subsection 7(3) of the Referendum Act authorizes the Chief Electoral Officer to adapt, by regulation, the Canada Elections Act in any manner he considers necessary to apply that Act for the purposes of a referendum.

The Regulation Adapting the Canada Elections Act for the Purposes of a Referendum made on December 20, 2001, and registered under SOR/2002-25 has been repealed and replaced by the adaptation included in this administrative consolidation.

This administrative consolidation has been prepared according to subsection 554(2) of the Canada Elections Act as Adapted for the Purposes of a Referendum.

Marc Mayrand
Chief Electoral Officer of Canada