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Director of public prosecutions says feds’ elections bill could lower public confidence

A provision in the government’s sweeping new election legislation contains a provision that could lower public confidence in the way alleged Canada Elections Act violations are investigated, the federal director of public prosecutions warns.

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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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Director of public prosecutions says feds’ elections bill could lower public confidence

A provision in the government’s sweeping new election legislation contains a provision that could lower public confidence in the way alleged Canada Elections Act violations are investigated, the federal director of public prosecutions warns.

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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Thursday, August 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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