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Election reform bill will muzzle chief electoral officer, doesn’t address voter fraud problems, says Shrybman

The government’s legislation proposing to overhaul the Canada Elections Act after widespread allegations of attempted fraud on voters in the 2011 general election will do nothing to address that kind of wrongdoing and instead make it easier to cover it up, says a lawyer who took part in a Federal Court case over the fraud allegations.

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Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre, pictured in this file photo, introduced the Fair Elections Act on Feb. 4.

 

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Election reform bill will muzzle chief electoral officer, doesn’t address voter fraud problems, says Shrybman

The government’s legislation proposing to overhaul the Canada Elections Act after widespread allegations of attempted fraud on voters in the 2011 general election will do nothing to address that kind of wrongdoing and instead make it easier to cover it up, says a lawyer who took part in a Federal Court case over the fraud allegations.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre, pictured in this file photo, introduced the Fair Elections Act on Feb. 4.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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