Post 385 Harper above his own laws

Election timing
Just how "fixed" are our fixed election dates?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper stirred up controversy by asking the Governor General to dissolve Parliament, and set an election for Oct. 14, 2008.

Some accused him of breaking his own law. The law being referred to is Bill C-16, the amendment to the Canada Elections Act that passed last year to dictate when federal elections would be held. The bill amended the act to read: "each general election must be held on the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following polling day for the last general election.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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