Harper’s (Un)Fair Elections Act could spark voter surge
While many in those communities have found little reason to go to the polls given the slim likelihood of any change in their lives, no one likes to be told what they can and can’t do—especially when it comes to rights. For the people targeted by Harper for disenfranchisement, the 2015 election could be purely about democracy itself.
Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre is responsible for the government’s Fair Elections Act, which columnist Murray Dobbin says smacks of American-style voter suppression. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright