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Summary of Fixed Election Date Court Case

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Set out below are documents about Democracy Watch's court case challenging Prime Minister Stephen Harper's arbitrary election call in September 2008
(in reverse chronological order)

The case was filed in the Federal Court of Canada in September 2008 as part of Democracy Watch's Voter Rights Campaign, and as the first case on this issue in the world, the case set a precedent for the fixed-election-date laws in 7 provinces and the Northwest Territories, and similar laws in parliamentary democracies worldwide:

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