CUPE Local 5430 has received the confirmation the SHA will be complying with sections 132, 133 and 134 of the Canada Elections Act. The language is provided below for easy access.

Federal Election 2019 - October 21, 2019 - Voting times 07:30 - 19:30

Employees are not entitled to time for to vote if they have three (3) consecutive Non-Working hours between 07:30 - 19:30. If the employees do not have three (3) consecutive Non-Working hours during the voting times, we ask that you make arrangements with your employer prior to voting day so that arrangements for coverage can be made.

Consecutive Hours for Voting

  • (1) Every Employee who is an elector is entitled, during voting hours on polling day, to have three consecutive hours for the purpose of casting his or her vote and, if his orher hours of work do not allow for those three consecutive hours, his or her employer shall allow the time for voting that is necessary to provide those three consecutive hours.

Time at Convenience of Employer

(2) The time that the employer shall allow for voting under subsection {1} is at the convenience of the employer.

No Penalty for Absence from Work to Vote

  • {1} No Employer may make a deduction from the pay of an employee, or impose a penalty, for the time that the employer shall allow for voting under subsection 132(1).

Hourly, Piece-Work or Other Basis for Employment

(2) An employer who pays an employee less than the amount that the employee would have earned on polling day, had the employee continued to work during the time referred to in subsection 132 (2) that the employer allowed for voting, is deemed to have made a deduction from the pay of the employee, regardless of the basis on which the employee is paid.


  • No Employer shall, by intimidation, undue influence orby any other means, interfere with the granting to an elector in their employ of the three consecutive hours for voting, as provided for in section 132.

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