Are You Ready to Vote?

If you are registered to vote, you will have likely received your voter information card in the mail. If not, be sure to contact Elections Canada at one of the methods below or by visiting your local office in person.

Election Day is Monday, October 19, advanced polls are open Thanksgiving weekend from October 9 until the 12, noon to 8:00 pm, but did you also know that you can vote at the Elections Canada office in your riding from now until Tuesday, October 13, by 6 pm. That’s right, you can vote at any time. Just be sure you have identification to prove your identity and address.

Contact Elections Canada for everything you need to know to be ready to vote, visit elections.ca or call 1-800-463-6868.

Need Legal Information, Call Us!   

For the past eight years, Townshippers’ has been privileged to offer free legal information to the public thanks to a partnership with the Université de Sherbrooke which provides a third-year law student one day a week in our Sherbrooke office. While located in the Estrie region, this service is open to those in the Montérégie East regions as well.

Every Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm until December, third-year law student Zarnab Durrani is ready to answer your questions by phone or email, or in person from our Sherbrooke office.

Originally from Montreal, Zarnab has an undergraduate degree from McGill in Biomedicine and is enrolled in Common Law and Transitional Law program at the UdeS. She is interested in all things legal including constitutional, property, human rights, labour, consumer protection, family, and corporate law and is part of the Lawyers Without Borders chapter at the university.

Do you have a legal question for Zarnab? You can reach her toll-free at 1-877-566-2182 (local calls 819-566-2182) or by email at [email protected]

It is important to remember that legal information interns are still students. They are not allowed by law to dispense advice or offer opinions. This is reserved for lawyers who have passed the bar exam. Students are able to refer people to practicing lawyers as well as other services such as Educaloi.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, listen to Townshippers’ broadcast on radio CIDI 99.1 FM every Friday at 5 pm, visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421.


Published: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Photo Credit:  Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: Have a legal question? Ask us! Working from Townshippers’ Sherbrooke office, third-year legal student Zarnab Durrani is ready to get you answers every Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm until December.

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