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Elections overhaul bill includes loophole that could hinder investigations into fraud between election cycles

Opposition MPs mounting a last stand Tuesday in the face of government closure of debate on controversial election bill discovered yet more 'bread crumbs for a starving man' as they realized last-minute Conservative amendments include a loophole that could hinder completion of investigations into fraud on voters between elections.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre is responsible for quarterbacking the Fair Elections Act through Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PARLIAMENT HILL—Opposition MPs mounting a last stand Tuesday in the face of government closure of debate on controversial election bill discovered yet more “bread crumbs for a starving man” as they realized last-minute Conservative amendments include a loophole that could hinder completion of investigations into fraud on voters between elections.

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Elections overhaul bill includes loophole that could hinder investigations into fraud between election cycles

Opposition MPs mounting a last stand Tuesday in the face of government closure of debate on controversial election bill discovered yet more 'bread crumbs for a starving man' as they realized last-minute Conservative amendments include a loophole that could hinder completion of investigations into fraud on voters between elections.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre is responsible for quarterbacking the Fair Elections Act through Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PARLIAMENT HILL—Opposition MPs mounting a last stand Tuesday in the face of government closure of debate on controversial election bill discovered yet more “bread crumbs for a starving man” as they realized last-minute Conservative amendments include a loophole that could hinder completion of investigations into fraud on voters between elections.

  

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