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Conservatives “at peace” with unanimous opposition to Unfair Elections Act

Canada’s Chief Elections Officer is a power-hungry guy who’s making bogus and “astounding” statements about the government’s proposed elections act to protect his budget and avoid accountability. That’s the latest assessment of Pierre Poilievre, the Harper government’s point man on the Unfair Elections Act, who used his appearance Tuesday at Senate hearings into the bill to launch […]

Canada’s Chief Elections Officer is a power-hungry guy who’s making bogus and “astounding” statements about the government’s proposed elections act to protect his budget and avoid accountability.

That’s the latest assessment of Pierre Poilievre, the Harper government’s point man on the Unfair Elections Act, who used his appearance Tuesday at Senate hearings into the bill to launch a personal attack against Marc Mayrand.

Mayrand is one of a string of non-partisan Parliamentary officers and elections experts who have come out against the bill. It’s an affront to democracy, they say.

For the record, Poilievre is “at peace” with all this: 

 

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