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Letters to the EditorProtesting the Fair Elections Act

Protesting the Fair Elections Act

by Neil Carleton

WHO Any Canadian citizen

WHAT Walk on Parliament Hill to protest the Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23

WHEN Any day that the proposed legislation is still under consideration

WHERE Between the Eternal Flame and steps of the Peace Tower

WHY The legislation, and the government’s actions to ram it through, is undermining Canadian democracy.

HOW Carrying a hand made sign.

SIMPLE No

FORM An application form to use Parliament Hill must be completed, returned by e-mail, and received for processing at least 10 business days before any event. I sent mine in today.

CONTACT To obtain an application form and the rules for using Parliament Hill:

Ryan Cojbasic

819-994-1616

Secrétariat du comité sur l’utilisation de la colline du Parlement/

Secretariat for the Committee on the Use of Parliament Hill CI-ParliamentHill-ICCollineduParlement@pch.gc.ca

OPPOSED Many across the country, including:

Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand;

Commissioner of Canada Elections Yves Côté;

former Auditor General Shelia Fraser;

provincial chief electoral officers;

83,000 Canadians who’ve signed a petition;

residents who protested in Carleton Place outside their MP’s office.

In an open letter, 19 professors at universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Ireland wrote that the proposed changes in the Act would “undermine the integrity of the Canadian electoral process, diminish the effectiveness of Elections Canada, reduce voting rights, expand the role of money in politics and foster partisan bias in election administration.”

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