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Updated: Deregistration of the Direct Democracy Party of Canada

News Release

Gatineau, Tuesday May 16, 2023

Update: Following a Federal Court decision on June 23, 2023, the decision of the Chief Electoral Officer discussed below has been confirmed by the Court. The effective date of the deregistration is June 27, 2023

  • The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, has informed the party leader of the Direct Democracy Party of Canada that the party is deregistered effective May 31st, 2023.
  • The party is being deregistered for not complying with the requirement to provide at least 250 membership declarations for the 2022 Triennial exercise in accordance with the requirements set out in the Canada Elections Act.
  • The party may no longer issue tax receipts for contributions received after the effective date of its deregistration and is no longer entitled to any of the benefits of a registered party under the Act, including the use of broadcasting time.
  • A notice of the party's deregistration will be published in the Canada Gazette.

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