Elections Canada concerned facts may interfere with federal election - 2019-08-19
OTTAWA – Elections Canada is issuing a special warning to all advocacy groups that they should not issue any scientifically verifiable facts during the election that would interfere with Canada's democracy.
Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault explained that communicating proven science such as climate change, melting glaciers, or a baking soda and vinegar volcano science project could indirectly challenge the candidacy of Maxime Bernier.
"Confirming or denying what candidates say with scientific reasoning or peer-reviewed studies is considered advocacy," explained Perrault to the press. "Some say the earth revolves around the sun. Others say magic. Advocacy groups must remain silent on that trouble-maker Galileo Galilei and his controversial discoveries."