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  • Welcome to the Canadian Parliament Elections Tour. My name is Emma and this is my partner Jake.
  • We are going to explain to you what Canada's Election Process is
  • First you must know that there are 8 steps during a Canadian Elections Process
  • In Canada there is a very specific election process, that must be followed in each and every election.
  •  A Premier or Prime Minister can remain in power for 5 years maximum. An election can be called earlier if they choose, but they must call an election within their last year.
  • An election begins when government is dissolved. The Prime Minister speaks to the Governor General to call an election, for Federal elections. For provincial elections, the Premier talks to the Lieutenant Governor to call an election. 
  • Step 1
  • The candidates declare their intention to run for office. Normally, they are associated with a political party, but they can run independently if they choose. To officially be entered they must be nominated.
  • Step 2
  • The chief electoral officer creates a voters' list. This list has all citizens in an area who are eligible to vote. They also explain to the public how people can get their names on the voters’ list.
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Between the election and the day for voting, campaigns begin. Candidates travel over the election area, making public appearances, speaking with voters, and promoting themselves. Some rules for the campaign process include: how much money can be spent and how much time is allowed on television.
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