Liberals turn sights on social media giants in bid to boost elections bill
By Charelle EvelynOct. 10, 2018
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
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.
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