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Senate to pass feds’ controversial elections overhaul bill by end of June: Carignan

The government majority in the Senate has set the end of June as the deadline to pass one of the most controversial bills the Conservatives have introduced in eight years.

  PARLIAMENT HILL—The government majority in the Senate has set the end of June as the deadline to pass one of the most controversial bills the Conservatives have introduced in eight years—election amendment legislation that critics claim will deny tens of thousands of electors the right to vote and prohibit Elections Canada campaigns and advertising to promote voter involvement. Conservative Senator Claude Carignan, leader of the government in the Senate, said the government set the timetable to vote

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