Elections Alberta posted incorrect information on equalization referendum, law experts say - 2021-10-26

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F182.png Elections Alberta posted incorrect information on equalization referendum, law experts say October 26, 2021, Charles Rusnell, CBC News

Elections Alberta shared incorrect information about equalization on its website in advance of the recent referendum that may have misled voters about what effect a yes vote would have, constitutional law experts say.

Fulfilling a campaign promise, the United Conservative government of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney ordered a referendum on equalization be added to the Oct. 18 municipal election ballot.

Kenney had urged Albertans to vote yes to removing equalization from the Constitution, even though the province has no power to unilaterally change the Constitution. The final results, released Tuesday, stated that 61.7 per cent of voters supported the equalization question, while 38.3 per cent voted against.

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{{cite news | first = Charles | last = Rusnell | title = Elections Alberta posted incorrect information on equalization referendum, law experts say | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/elections-alberta-referendum-vote-misinformation-1.6225333 | work = CBC News | date = October 26, 2021 | accessdate = October 29, 2021 }}