Elections and Referenda

One of the backbones of a strong and effective self-governing entity is an electoral system that allows for the selection of leadership that reflects the informed, representative and inclusive vote of the community. Also important is a fair and accessible vehicle for community members to voice their opinion on governance decisions affecting them through referenda, plebiscites or other voting processes. Recognizing that election appeals are highly disruptive to communities, we assist our clients to develop clear, consistent and comprehensive custom election and referenda laws that reflect the unique principles, traditions and practices of the community. We also advise on Indian Act and First Nations Elections Act elections and appeals issues.

If you would like to talk to a lawyer specializing in this area, please contact:
Catherine Fagan
Emily Boyle
Julie-Anne Pariseau