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Feds drafting new elections law, say House Affairs Committee members

By Charelle Evelyn      

The bill could be tabled as early as this fall and touch on third-party advertising and fixed campaign periods.

Procedure and House Affairs Committee chair Larry Bagnell, left, says the committee is likely finished its months-long study of the chief electoral officer's report on the last general election. It dealt with 72 of 132 recommendations over three interim reports. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The government is drafting another bill making changes to the Canada Elections Act expected to be tabled as early as this fall, according to members of the House committee tasked with studying changes to the country’s electoral legislation. The Procedure and House Affairs Committee (PROC) began studying former Elections Canada head Marc Mayrand’s 132 recommendations coming out of the 2015 general election last October and submitted three interim reports, covering 72 of those. It's normal for the chief

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