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‘Most of major attacks on democracy in C-23 left untouched by Senators’ in committee report, say NDP, Libs

NDP, Liberal MPs find the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s amendments puzzling.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre, pictured in this file photo, introduced the Fair Elections Act on Feb. 4. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PARLIAMENT HILL—A puzzling aspect has emerged over nine amendments Senate Conservatives recommended to the controversial government bill that would radically alter federal election law: why would the Senators ignore a widely-denounced clause that could prevent tens of thousands of electors from casting ballots in the next election, while urging the government to remove a party fundraising provision that was barely aired in the Senate hearings, despite its promise of benefiting the Conservatives the most?

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‘Most of major attacks on democracy in C-23 left untouched by Senators’ in committee report, say NDP, Libs

NDP, Liberal MPs find the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s amendments puzzling.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre, pictured in this file photo, introduced the Fair Elections Act on Feb. 4. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PARLIAMENT HILL—A puzzling aspect has emerged over nine amendments Senate Conservatives recommended to the controversial government bill that would radically alter federal election law: why would the Senators ignore a widely-denounced clause that could prevent tens of thousands of electors from casting ballots in the next election, while urging the government to remove a party fundraising provision that was barely aired in the Senate hearings, despite its promise of benefiting the Conservatives the most?

  

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Monday, May 4, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Famous 5 Ottawa recognizes Wynne as a nation builder May 1, 2015

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne arriving at the NAC on Thursday, April 30, 2015. She was being recognized as a nation builder by Famous 5 Ottawa.

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Premier Wynne making a grand entrance to a standing ovation of Hill women on Thursday, April 30.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson going in for a handshake with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Famous 5 Ottawa's founding chair Isabel Metcalfe and Malini Giridhar, vice-president of gas supply and business development at Enbridge. Ms Wynne joins a growing list of women who have been recognized for their leadership and courage in advancing equality.

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Maclean's journalists Paul Wells and Michael Petrou.

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