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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.

 

  

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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