Shivani Chopra
Shivani Chopra, Lawyer, McInnes Cooper

On Monday, October 19, 2015 – after the longest election campaign in modern Canadian history – Canadians will have their opportunity to elect members to the House of Commons of the 42nd Parliament of Canada. While Canadians can take advantage of advance voting between October 9 and 12, 2015 from noon to 8 p.m., the Canada Elections Act gives certain rights to employees – while imposing certain obligations on employers – on polling day to make their ability to vote meaningful.

To learn about employees’ rights and employers’ obligations on polling date, read McInnes Cooper’s Legal Alert: Voting in Canada: A Reminder of Employers’ Obligations to Employees. You can read more of McInnes Cooper’s Legal Publications at

McInnes Cooper prepared this article for information; it is not legal advice.  Consult McInnes Cooper before acting on it. McInnes Cooper excludes all liability for anything contained in or any use of this article. © McInnes Cooper, 2015.  All rights reserved.

About the author:

Shivani Chopra is a Labour & Employment and Litigation lawyer with considerable experience in the dispute resolution process. She takes a collaborative approach to matters when in her clients’ best interests. Shivani is also licensed to practice law in India and frequently provides Indian law firms and corporations with provide timely, cost-effective and high caliber legal services on a large variety of issues. You can reach Shivani at