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(2006-2007 HR#11) Municipal Election

Date:
October 24, 2006
To:
PDAD&C; Professional and Managerial Staff; Divisional HR Offices
From:
Christina Sass-Kortsak, Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources
Re:
Municipal Election

In the forthcoming Municipal Election on Monday, November 13, 2006, voting hours will run from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Section 50 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, provides as follows:

“(1) An elector whose hours of employment are such that he or she would not otherwise have three consecutive hours to vote on voting day is entitled to be absent from work for as long as is necessary to allow that amount of time.

(2) The absence shall be timed to suit the employer’s convenience as much as possible.”

Would you please ensure throughout your division that all employees whose normal work schedule would not allow them the three consecutive hours as outlined above are excused from work at an appropriate time in order to comply with the Act. For the majority of employees whose normal work day ends at 5:00 p.m., no time off is required.