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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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