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Breaking down Pierre Poilievre’s “terrific” Unfair Elections Act about-face

After spending months defending its “terrific” Unfair Elections Act, the Harper government is spending this week tabling 45 amendments. Many more amendments are needed to fix the legislation, but let’s review some of the flip-flops that got us here, via Pierre Poilievre. The Minister of State for Democratic Reform, known for his message discipline, has […]

April 29, 2014

After spending months defending its “terrific” Unfair Elections Act, the Harper government is spending this week tabling 45 amendments.

Many more amendments are needed to fix the legislation, but let’s review some of the flip-flops that got us here, via Pierre Poilievre. The Minister of State for Democratic Reform, known for his message discipline, has been stickhandling the file for the government.

What he said

We were aware of Elections Canada’s position on these issues….