March 21, 2014
NDP continuing its effort to stop the Unfair Elections Act
New Democrats are devoting another opposition day to stopping C-23, the so-called Fair Elections Act, which actually endangers Canadian democracy.
“Canadians deserve an electoral process that is fair and just,” said Democratic and Parliamentary reform critic Craig Scott (Toronto – Danforth). “The Conservatives’ attempt to turn the next election in their favour must be stopped.”
Scott will table the following motion on Monday:
“That, in the opinion of the House, proposed changes to the Elections Act that would prohibit vouching, voter education programming by Elections Canada, and the use of voter cards as identification could disenfranchise many Canadians, particularly first-time voters like youth and new Canadians, Aboriginal Canadians and seniors living in residence, and should be abandoned.”