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

By Murray Dobbin

PUBLISHED : Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:55 PM

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to The Hill Times

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to The Hill Times online.

Quick Purchase

Purchase this week's edition of The Hill Times in electronic format (PDF) for $5.00.

Quick Purchase

Purchase Story Issue in electronic format (PDF) for $5.00.