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CRIC update – The Canadian Elections Modernization Act comes into play June 30th 2019

The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) released a statement to members this week outlining the implication of the Government of Canada’s Election Modernization Act which comes into play on June 30th 2019.

The Elections Modernization Actadopted on December 13 2018, aims to increase the transparency of third party and foreign entity involvement in the electoral process. Among a number of sweeping changes to the Canada Election Act, Bill C-76 introduces two significant provisions: (1) new spending and reporting rules for third parties and political parties, and (2) tighter restrictions on political interventions by foreign entities. 

To read the full statement, and implications for those conducting election surveys, go to the CRIC website

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