Democracy-Fair Elections Bill


Question Period Senator Jane Cordy May 15th, 2014

Hon. Jane Cordy: You said that the bill has been strengthened on the other side, and I would agree with you. I heard somebody say that it's gone from being a very bad bill to just being a bad bill.

Every bit of information that I'm getting indicates that Canadians are referring to the bill as the "so-called fair elections bill" or the "unfair elections bill," which is pretty sad when this is coming from Canadians.

Now, in your answer to Senator Moore you referred to the robo-calls investigation. Could you tell me why there is no provision in this bill to allow Elections Canada to compel witnesses to appear before them in an investigation if, in fact, the bill was really drafted to deal with the robo-calls investigation?

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