Elections commissioner needs power to compel, say experts, critics

Bill C-23 introduces ‘minimalist’ system to address voter contact concerns and it’s full of holes, says NDP MP Craig Scott.

On April 25, Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre, pictured last week in Ottawa, indicated the government would make a handful of amendments to Bill C-23, but giving the commissioner power to compel witnesses and testimony was not one of them. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Laura Ryckewaert

PUBLISHED : Friday, April 25, 2014 10:22 PM

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