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Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Following the November 15, 1999 By-elections Held in Hull–Aylmer, Mount Royal, Saskatoon–Rosetown–Biggar, York West


This report fulfils the statutory obligation of the Chief Electoral Officer to report on the November 15, 1999, by-elections in Hull–Aylmer, Mount Royal, Saskatoon–Rosetown–Biggar and York West.

Because there were simultaneous by-elections in four electoral districts, Elections Canada had a useful opportunity to test new procedures and recent technological advances in preparation for the next federal general election, while at the same time providing electors and candidates with up-to-date and efficient electoral administration and services.

As is customary, the report reviews other developments since the previous by-election in April 1999, highlighting both legislative reform and technological developments. We continue to innovate as we pursue our goal of a Canadian electoral system that is a model of modern practices, accessibility, transparency, and efficiency.