Election reform bill will muzzle chief electoral officer, doesn’t address voter fraud problems, says Shrybman

The government’s legislation proposing to overhaul the Canada Elections Act after widespread allegations of attempted fraud on voters in the 2011 general election will do nothing to address that kind of wrongdoing and instead make it easier to cover it up, says a lawyer who took part in a Federal Court case over the fraud allegations.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre, pictured in this file photo, introduced the Fair Elections Act on Feb. 4. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 6:07 PM

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