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Workshops & seminars, Conferences & lectures

The Social Media and Elections: What are the challenges?

with Yves Côté,
Commissioner of Canada Elections
Date & time

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Speaker(s)

Yves Côté,
Commissioner of Canada Elections

Cost

Participants must register to attend: Register here

Contact

WSSR Coordinator
514-848-2424 x7854

Where

Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W.

Wheelchair accessible

Yes

Electoral Compliance and Enforcement in Canada

Canada’s electoral landscape is changing. But in a world where posting, tweeting and ‘hashtagging’ are everyday occurrences, the laws governing elections remain rooted in the past. Mr. Côté will explore the current laws governing this country’s federal elections and some of the challenges of enforcing legislation that pre-dates the internet era. With participants, he will step through some of the newly arising 21st century problems affecting Canada’s electoral system and discuss the ways in which current legislation may be modified, reformed or rewritten to strengthen Canada’s electoral compliance and enforcement regime. This interactive workshop will place the emphasis on the exchange of participants’ ideas and views on how to better predict and mitigate electoral challenges going forward.




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