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Alberta court strikes down deposit requirement for federal election candidates

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 9:51 AM | By Ian Burns

Individuals seeking to become candidates for the House of Commons will no longer have to pay a $1,000 deposit after an Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench justice declared the provision unconstitutional.

Paul Cavalluzzo, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLPIn Szuchewycz v. Canada (Attorney General) 2017 ABQB 645, Justice Avril Inglis of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta declared s. 67(4)(a) of the Canada Elections Act to be “of no force and effect” after she ruled the deposit requirement violated s. 3 of the Charter of Rights and...