Plus, the U.S., EU, U.K., and others stand by Canada after two Michaels charged, and the Senate Ethic Committee suggests Lynn Beyak’s suspension be withdrawn.
Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran says lowering the voting age is 'one of the key steps towards a more just, sustainable, and high-functioning Canada for the long haul ahead.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran wants to see younger Canadians at the voting booth.
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With government expenditures approaching a half trillion dollars over the course of the pandemic, spending allocated to forward-looking research and innovation is comparatively small, with a number of science and policy experts saying Canada needs to ramp up to keep up with some of our international allies.
Some MPs and experts are crying foul over changes to the Canada Elections Act in the ‘omnibus’ Bill C-30, which Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer says should not be used to bring in ‘fundamental’ changes to the law.
CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.