Fundamental Freedoms - The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Democratic Rights
Voting, casting ballots, voter turnout

What It Says

Section 3.
Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for membership therein.

Section 4.

  1. No House of Commons and no legislative assembly shall continue for longer than five years from the date fixed for the return of the writs of a general election of its members.
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  3. In time of real or apprehended war, invasion or insurrection, a House of Commons may be continued by Parliament and a legislative assembly may be continued by the legislature beyond five years if such continuation is not opposed by the votes of more than one-third of the members of the House of Commons or the legislative assembly, as the case may be.

Section 5.
There shall be a sitting of Parliament and of each legislature at least once every twelve months.

Robert Stanfield, 1972. The only important poll is that taken by the electorate on election day.
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