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Fair Elections Act probably contains flaws, but not anti-democratic evil

Is requiring voters to show ID really all that onerous? And is it truly evidence of Harper’s anti-democratic, vote suppressing tendencies? Maybe he wants to reduce or prevent voting fraud.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured Feb. 27 with the spiritual leader Aga Khan on Parliament Hill. Gerry Nicholls says despite the overwrought hype, the Fair Elections Act is not an example of anti-democratic evil.

 

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Fair Elections Act probably contains flaws, but not anti-democratic evil

Is requiring voters to show ID really all that onerous? And is it truly evidence of Harper’s anti-democratic, vote suppressing tendencies? Maybe he wants to reduce or prevent voting fraud.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured Feb. 27 with the spiritual leader Aga Khan on Parliament Hill. Gerry Nicholls says despite the overwrought hype, the Fair Elections Act is not an example of anti-democratic evil.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE