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Other Decisions 2019 SCC 1 (11/01/2019)

Authority: Supreme Court of Canada (Canada)

Date: 01/11/2019

Subject: The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, found the incompatibility of the norms of the Canada Elections Act, where they deny Canadian nationals the possibility to vote in federal elections if they have resided abroad for a period of time of 5 years or longer (unless they return to reside in Canada), with article 3 (right to vote) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Parties: Gillian Frank and Jamie Duong v. Attorney General of Canada

Original language: English

Classification: Citizens’ rights - Art. 39 Universal suffrage, direct, free and secret ballot

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