April 15, 2014
Beware of unelected Senators claiming to fix the Unfair Elections Act
The last people you can trust to fix elections laws are unelected, unaccountable Conservative and Liberal Senators.
Senators have finally released their widely leaked report on the Unfair Elections Act, and sadly the amendments in the majority report fall far short of any reasonable fix for this bill.
Here’s the top ten things missing from the Senate report.
Amendments to this bill must not just be ones that are acceptable to Harper's unelected Senators, all the parties should be on board when you make changes to the laws that govern our democracy.
We don’t trust Conservative Senators – the same ones that have been attacking C-23 witnesses – to fix this bill.
Stephen Harper must withdraw his Unfair Elections Act and introduce a bill that actually targets fraud, instead of a bill that targets voters Conservatives don’t like.