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Harper defence of vouching prohibition includes voters who qualified to vote that way

Prime Minister Stephen Harper squared off against Liberal leader Justin Trudeau on the government's elections bill in question period Wednesday.

PARLIAMENT HILL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper included more than 500,000 electors who cast ballots in 2011 through vouching or use of voter information cards as ID—both of which the government wants to prohibit in its new election law—when he defended the legislation Wednesday by saying more than 14 million Canadians were able to produce the kind of identification required to vote in the general election that year.

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Harper defence of vouching prohibition includes voters who qualified to vote that way

Prime Minister Stephen Harper squared off against Liberal leader Justin Trudeau on the government's elections bill in question period Wednesday.

PARLIAMENT HILL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper included more than 500,000 electors who cast ballots in 2011 through vouching or use of voter information cards as ID—both of which the government wants to prohibit in its new election law—when he defended the legislation Wednesday by saying more than 14 million Canadians were able to produce the kind of identification required to vote in the general election that year.

  

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 2 panels March 27, 2015

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd, Working Families Party co-chair Bob Master, CCPA-Ontario economist Kaylie Tiessen and Canadian Labour Congress political action director Nathan Rotman on a panel discussing "why unions can lead the progressive fight."

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd

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Working Families party co-chair Bob Master

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Brian Topp and David Akin

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The packed room at the "Fighting the Frame: How Progressives Can Win Back the Debate" panel discussion.

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Summa Strategies' Tim Powers.

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Tasha Kheiriddin and Tim Powers.

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David Akin and Anna Greenberg.

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The NDP's Rebecca Blaikie and Anne McGrath.

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people

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Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian spoke about feminism 3.0 and online harassment.

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Indigenous rights activist and instructor at University of Winnipeg Leah Gazan
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Quebec activist Dalila Awada

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