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Tory MP Hawn recalls voter card shenanigans in 2006, but Elections Canada says cards not used in 2006 election

A second Conservative MP has come forward in Parliament with allegations of suspected wrongdoing over voter ID in a past election, in this case eight years ago, as prominent electoral experts warned MPs that a government plan to eliminate vouching for electors with insufficient ID would be unconstitutional.

Jean-Pierre Kingsley, former chief electoral officer of Canada, left, testified at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Conservative MP Laurie Hawn, when told that the voter information cards were not used as ID in 2006, said, ‘There’s rules, and how it was used are two different things.’ The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

 

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Tory MP Hawn recalls voter card shenanigans in 2006, but Elections Canada says cards not used in 2006 election

A second Conservative MP has come forward in Parliament with allegations of suspected wrongdoing over voter ID in a past election, in this case eight years ago, as prominent electoral experts warned MPs that a government plan to eliminate vouching for electors with insufficient ID would be unconstitutional.

Jean-Pierre Kingsley, former chief electoral officer of Canada, left, testified at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Conservative MP Laurie Hawn, when told that the voter information cards were not used as ID in 2006, said, ‘There’s rules, and how it was used are two different things.’ The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

 

  

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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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