Fair Elections Act probably contains flaws, but not anti-democratic evil

Is requiring voters to show ID really all that onerous? And is it truly evidence of Harper’s anti-democratic, vote suppressing tendencies? Maybe he wants to reduce or prevent voting fraud.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured Feb. 27 with the spiritual leader Aga Khan on Parliament Hill. Gerry Nicholls says despite the overwrought hype, the Fair Elections Act is not an example of anti-democratic evil. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Gerry Nicholls

PUBLISHED : Friday, March 14, 2014 5:14 PM

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