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Federal Election 2015: Employers’ Obligation to Provide Paid Time Off to Vote

A federal election has been called for October 19, 2015. Under the Canada Elections Act (“Act“) all employees

who are electors – Canadian citizens who are 18 years of age or older – are entitled to three (3) consecutive hours on election day during voting hours to cast their vote. In this FTR Now, we provide employers with guidance on their obligations under the Act.

Under the Act, voting hours are determined by the time zone in which the electoral district lies. Click here to find out more.

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