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Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Following the May 24, 2005, By-election Held in Labrador


March 30, 2006

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

Dear Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to submit this report, which covers the administration of the only by-election held in 2005 – on May 24 in the electoral district of Labrador – and the administration of my Office since the publication of the statutory report on the 38th general election held in 2004. I am submitting this report in accordance with subsection 534(2) of the Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9), within 90 days after the end of the year in which one or more 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 by-election, together with an account of the events. The official voting results of the by-election held in 2005 were published on the Elections Canada Web site at www.elections.ca on August 24, 2005.

Yours truly,

Jean-Pierre Kingsley