Senate committee’s proposed changes to feds’ elections bill look like a lifeline for Poilievre

A Senate committee on Tuesday proposed amendments to the Harper government’s controversial election legislation that looked more like a lifeline for besieged Minister of State for Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre than a response to nearly unanimous opposition to the bill that MPs and Senators heard during more than three weeks of condensed hearings from electoral experts and citizen groups.

Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre said, ‘The Senate committee has done a thoughtful study of the bill,’ in a statement through his communications director, Gabrielle Renaud-Mattey. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:35 PM

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