Tory MP Hawn recalls voter card shenanigans in 2006, but Elections Canada says cards not used in 2006 election

A second Conservative MP has come forward in Parliament with allegations of suspected wrongdoing over voter ID in a past election, in this case eight years ago, as prominent electoral experts warned MPs that a government plan to eliminate vouching for electors with insufficient ID would be unconstitutional.

Jean-Pierre Kingsley, former chief electoral officer of Canada, left, testified at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Conservative MP Laurie Hawn, when told that the voter information cards were not used as ID in 2006, said, ‘There’s rules, and how it was used are two different things.’ The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Tuesday, March 25, 2014 10:08 PM

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