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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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Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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