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Writ Drop

Writ Drop

This is a Canadianism per the Oxford dictionary. The writs (yes, must be plural) are issued once the PM asks the Governor General to dissolve Parliament, putting an end to the current session, thus triggering a general election. There are 338 writs that are then issued, one per riding. Once the election is over, they are signed, sealed and delivered to the Chief Electoral Officer with the official results dictating who forms the next session of Parliament