NDP to support Liberal election bill, Tories won’t, after committee makes 73 changes
By Charelle EvelynOct. 24, 2018
The official opposition Conservatives say there are still too many loopholes left in elections laws for them to support C-76.
Changes to C-76, including those made by Liberal Ruby Sahota, left, don't go far enough, say both NDP MP Nathan Cullen, centre, and Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie, right, democratic reform critics for their parties. The Hill Times file photograph and by Andrew Meade, photograph courtesy of Stephanie Kusie's office
After more than 17 hours of line-by-line deliberation in committee, the House of Commons will get its chance this week to settle on 73 proposed changes to the Liberals’ sweeping election reform bill, but critics say the legislation is still flawed.
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