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Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada following the May 13 and December 9, 2002 by-elections


The Chief Electoral Officer

March 31, 2003

The Honourable Peter Milliken
Speaker of the House of Commons
Centre Block, House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to submit this report, which covers the administration of the federal by-elections held in the electoral districts of Calgary Southwest, Saint Boniface, Windsor West, Saint-Léonard–Saint-Michel, Verdun–Saint-Henri–Saint-Paul–Pointe Saint-Charles, Bonavista–Trinity–Conception and Gander–Grand Falls on May 13, 2002 and Berthier–Montcalm and Lac-Saint-Jean–Saguenay on December 9, 2002, and the administration of my Office since the publication of the previous report. I am submitting this report in accordance with subsection 534(2) of the Canada Elections Act, R.S.C., c. E-2, within 90 days after the end of the year in which the by-elections were held.

Under section 536 of the Act, the Speaker shall submit this report to the House of Commons without delay.

I have included summary information on the results of the by-elections, together with an account of the events. The official voting results of the May 13, 2002 by-elections were published and made available on Elections Canada’s Web site (www.elections.ca) in August 2002, and those of the December 9, 2002 by-elections in March 2003.

Yours truly,


Jean-Pierre Kingsley