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A rather obvious observation

When you’re a party and a government that has had numerous election violations and suspicion of other election shenanigans, and you decide to “reform” the process of election writs and the process of what the non-partisan body of Elections Canada can and can’t do, without bothering to consult them, when you write into a bill a measure (removing vouching for a person – which I’ve never heard from anyone has been prone to abuse) in what appears to be obvious voter suppression, and then, to top it all off, you immediately force time allocation in Parliament to cut short debate on the bill – to a single day – on first reading before sending it to committee, (making a mockery of a democratic reform bill with a very undemocratic stifling of debate), it will be rather obvious to all – even casual voters – that you’re up to no good and trying to game the rules to give your party maximum advantage and to make rule violations that you’ve engaged in much harder to prosecute.

They may not care, however,and are hoping that those other casual voters won’t care enough to get enraged.
Here’s hoping they’re wrong (the initial negative reaction by a lot of newspaper op-eds and editorials to these poison pills buried around some good measures has been encouraging).

Just another law in 2015 (one of many) that will need “reforming” or killing once the CPC is removed from power (and which I predict they will, despite the intentions of this bill).

UPDATE @ 8:08 pm: Of course, the courts may take care of the law too, if they agree that it’s unconstitutional, in whole or in part.


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