Reasonable elections accomodations

Elections Canada says it will allow workers to attend Easter services during advance polling

In response to a request by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Elections Canada says it will allow its 200,000 workers to attend religious services during Easter weekend. The Catholic Bishops claims to have received “many phone calls from Catholics across the country” who were disgruntled by Elections Canada’s decision to hold advance polls over Easter weekend. But as Elections Canada points out, the advance polling dates aren’t up to agency: federal law states advance polls should open on the tenth, ninth, and seventh days before an election. Still, Elections Canada says anyone who wants to attend a religious service just has to ask.

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