Despite widespread opposition, the process moves onwards with the Bill C-23 called the "Fair Elections Act". At the end of March, it passed second reading in the House of Commons by a vote of 149 to 131 – with all opposition parties and independent MPs voting against it. If passed into the Fair Elections Act, it would: eliminate vouching, disallowing voter ID cards as valid identification of residence, change regulations surrounding campaign financing, limit the ability of Canada’s chief electoral officer to speak publicly, and more.
Our panel of guests will talk about the impact of the proposed changes for low-income people, seniors and youth, Aboriginal population, people with disabilities, homeless.
Peggy Nash, MP Parkdale-High Park
Prof. Mathieu Doucet, University of Waterloo
Sharon Somerville, Fair Vote Canada WR chapter
This event is co-sponsored by the Labour Council, the Social Planning Council of KW, Poverty-Free KW, Transition KW, Fair Vote Canada WR, Homelessness Awareness Week, and the Canadian Federation of University Women KW.
15 George St
Waterloo, ON N2J
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