POL214Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Voting Age, Plurality Voting System, Secret Ballot
In 1993 the passes a law to say you cant publish a poll in the last 3 days of an election, the media took the govt to court. Supreme court was divided about this and said this was a virtual insult to the intelligence of voters, it prohibits publications. The law didn"t go far enough, it did not disclose the methodology. If you could vote in the provincial elections you could vote in the federal elections: you had to have property to vote. The govt came up with the plan that if you were women who had a male relative in the army you could vote. Manitoba could vote in 1916 but quebec didn"t get the right to didn"t need to be a citizen. vote till 1940. So the elections may not cost that: it cost 17$ for an election to happen, and approx.