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Conservatives bring down time allocation hammer on elections reform bill

The government served notice Thursday it intends to limit House of Commons debate on the most significant changes to Canada’s federal election law in a decade, despite claims the measures may favour the governing Conservatives over opposition parties.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre introduced the Fair Elections Act on Feb. 4, saying Canada’s elections ‘referee should not be wearing a team jersey,’ referring to the commissioner of Elections Canada. Under the legislation, the commissioner of Elections Canada will be moved over to the Office of the Federal Director of Public Prosecutions. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

 

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Conservatives bring down time allocation hammer on elections reform bill

The government served notice Thursday it intends to limit House of Commons debate on the most significant changes to Canada’s federal election law in a decade, despite claims the measures may favour the governing Conservatives over opposition parties.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre introduced the Fair Elections Act on Feb. 4, saying Canada’s elections ‘referee should not be wearing a team jersey,’ referring to the commissioner of Elections Canada. Under the legislation, the commissioner of Elections Canada will be moved over to the Office of the Federal Director of Public Prosecutions. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

 

  

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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