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2014 04 17
NDP urges Minister Poilievre to withdraw the Unfair Elections Act

NDP Democratic Reform critic Craig Scott (Toronto–Danforth) sent a letter to Minister Pierre Poilievre today urging him to withdraw the Unfair Elections Act (Bill C-23) and work with all parties to draft a new bill.

 “With a new start, I am hopeful that much could be achieved that would help restore Canadians’ faith in the fairness of our elections and in Parliament as an institution. If, on the other hand, we do not start fresh, I believe the damage to public trust will be long-lasting and close to irreparable,” wrote Scott. 

 Experts from across the political spectrum have rejected Bill C-23. The bill undermines Canada’s democracy by preventing Elections Canada from doing its job and fails to address real problems affecting our electoral process like fraudulent phone calls.

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