Skip to content

The key intent of the law is to strip Elections Canada of its powers. Its authority to investigate electoral fraud has been removed and given to the Office of Public Prosecutions, which doesn’t report to Parliament. Something like the Tory robocalls scandal (in which opposition voters in some ridings were misdirected to the wrong polls) could now pass unnoticed, and Elections Canada is even prohibited from communicating about robocalls to citizens. In fact, it is also prohibited from promoting voting. Plus, among other objectionable points meant to advantage the Tories, it exempts “fundraising expenses” from election spending limits and restores the influence of political parties in selecting polling officials.

Published inCurrent Events