Feds ‘making haste’ with massive elections overhaul bill ‘dangerous,’ says expert

A government deadline that drew an abrupt end Thursday to detailed committee examination of its controversial election legislation is a ‘dangerous’ tactic for a new law that is at the core of Canada’s democratic system, one of the country’s leading parliamentary experts says.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre is responsible for quarterbacking the Fair Elections Act through Parliament. Liberal and NDP MPs claimed the changes were insufficient and left gaping loopholes that could still allow election fraud perpetrators to evade Elections Canada investigations after an election. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Friday, May 2, 2014 1:14 AM

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