Since the Elections Act, 1991, and the Interpretation Act are both silent on the definition of "publish"....
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Publish. To make public, to circulate, to make known to people in general. To issue, to put into circulation… An advising of the public or making known of something to the public for a purpose. See also Publication.
Publication. To make public, to make known to people in general; to bring before public; to exhibit, display, disclose or reveal. The act of publishing anything; offering it to publc notice, or rendering it accessible to public scrutiny. An advising of the public; a making known of something to them for a purpose.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 4th (abridged)