2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).
Land-Use Planning$90.00 – $144.00
Vote by the public to determine the law; not effective for this purpose because of the decision in Re Initiative and Referendum Act,  AC 935 (PC).
The Laws of Government, 2/e
The Legal Foundations of Canadian Democracy$56.00 – $89.60
A method of referring a question or set of questions to the people directly, rather than allowing them to be settled by the people’s representatives in the legislature; the term is often used interchangeably with “plebiscite,” although as a technical matter, the latter is nonbinding, whereas “referendum” is a binding process.