Elections Act overhaul bill to restrict Elections Canada’s promotional campaigns targeted at aboriginal communities, new Canadians, youth

A controversial government bill amending the Canada Elections Act would prohibit Elections Canada from mounting the kind of electoral and democracy promotion campaigns it has used in the past to inspire aboriginal Canadians, new Canadians, young voters and others into casting ballots, the office of the Cabinet minister in charge has confirmed.

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 : Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:26 PM

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