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Feds ‘making haste’ with massive elections overhaul bill ‘dangerous,’ says expert

A government deadline that drew an abrupt end Thursday to detailed committee examination of its controversial election legislation is a ‘dangerous’ tactic for a new law that is at the core of Canada’s democratic system, one of the country’s leading parliamentary experts says.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre is responsible for quarterbacking the Fair Elections Act through Parliament. Liberal and NDP MPs claimed the changes were insufficient and left gaping loopholes that could still allow election fraud perpetrators to evade Elections Canada investigations after an election. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

 

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Feds ‘making haste’ with massive elections overhaul bill ‘dangerous,’ says expert

A government deadline that drew an abrupt end Thursday to detailed committee examination of its controversial election legislation is a ‘dangerous’ tactic for a new law that is at the core of Canada’s democratic system, one of the country’s leading parliamentary experts says.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre is responsible for quarterbacking the Fair Elections Act through Parliament. Liberal and NDP MPs claimed the changes were insufficient and left gaping loopholes that could still allow election fraud perpetrators to evade Elections Canada investigations after an election. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

 

  

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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

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

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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

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