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Liberals turn sights on social media giants in bid to boost elections bill

By Charelle Evelyn      

The government has proposed more than 60 changes to Bill C-76, which NDP critic Nathan Cullen says points to a ‘flawed’ bill. There are a whopping 340 suggested changes altogether, to be debated next week.

The office of Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, pictured in this file photo, says it’s reviewing the more than 300 amendments to the Liberals’ Elections Modernization Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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The Liberal government wants to push major online platforms to expand their political advertising registries north of the border, as part of a package of more than 60 changes it's proposing to its already-sweeping elections modernization bill. When MPs return from their ridings on Oct. 15, members of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee (PROC) will begin line-by-line deliberations of Bill C-76. It’s an already herculean task, given the legislation’s 245 pages with 100 pages of explanatory notes,

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