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Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada following the May 12, 2003, and the June 16, 2003, by-elections

March 31, 2004

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 2003 – on May 12 in the electoral district of Perth–Middlesex and on June 16 in the electoral districts of Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and Témiscamingue – 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 (S.C. 2000, c. 9), 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 by-elections held in 2003 were published on the Elections Canada Web site ( in August 2003.

Yours truly,

Jean-Pierre Kingsley