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Feds didn’t like Elections Canada’s 2008 election campaign to ‘vote, shape your world’

The government has disclosed the type of Elections Canada advertising campaign the Conservatives want to prohibit under controversial legislation to radically amend federal election law—a 25-second video that contrasts urban pollution and emissions to an evergreen forest as it urges youth to ‘vote, shape your world.’

A screen capture of one of Elections Canada’s advertisements which a government official said demonstrated the kind of promotional campaigns that Bill C-23 would prohibit under the Canada Elections Act, while restricting the chief electoral officer to only conveying information to the public about the basics of voting. Image from YouTube

 

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Feds didn’t like Elections Canada’s 2008 election campaign to ‘vote, shape your world’

The government has disclosed the type of Elections Canada advertising campaign the Conservatives want to prohibit under controversial legislation to radically amend federal election law—a 25-second video that contrasts urban pollution and emissions to an evergreen forest as it urges youth to ‘vote, shape your world.’

A screen capture of one of Elections Canada’s advertisements which a government official said demonstrated the kind of promotional campaigns that Bill C-23 would prohibit under the Canada Elections Act, while restricting the chief electoral officer to only conveying information to the public about the basics of voting. Image from YouTube

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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