Oh. My. Zombie. I see that Pierre Poilievre is on the run again.
And this time he's not just running from his foul voter suppression monster, which is threatening to
He's running from the NDP !!!!
The Official Opposition NDP has launched a country-wide series of town-hall meetings on proposed election law changes after the Conservative government rebuffed a request for similar hearings.
Beginning this week, New Democratic Party MPs will fan out to speak about Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, which they say would disenfranchise thousands of voters and favour the Conservatives in campaigns.
And no doubt trying to dodge all these professors.
A week after Marc Mayrand, Chief Electoral Officer of Elections Canada, delivered a detailed and devastating critique of the act before a parliamentary hearing, 160 academics issued their own analysis on Tuesday in an open letter to the government.
Whose indictment of the so-called Fair Elections Act couldn't be more damning.
We, the undersigned — professors at Canadian universities who study the principles and institutions of constitutional democracy — believe that the Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23), if passed, would damage the institution at the heart of our country’s democracy: voting in federal elections.
And it's definitely the most embarrassing thing to happen to Poilievre since Brad Butt claimed he'd personally witnessed voter fraud...
Only to admit he LIED.
Or since the author of a report Polly kept quoting, denounced him for misrepresenting what he said.
But if you think all of that is REALLY embarrassing eh?
Imagine how Poilievre is going to feel when he tries to explain to the Con caucus why he wants to stop the Chief Electoral Officer from encouraging people to vote.
When some of the people who need encouraging vote for THEM !!!!!
One of the noteworthy features of the 2011 election, was the transfer of support of ethnic minorities from opposition parties to the Conservatives. The Conservative courtship of this segment of the population is well documented and a decrease in turnout among ethnic minorities could thus backfire against the Tories in 2015.
Or why he's trying to suppress the vote of some of the Con's most FAITHFUL supporters.
Critics have largely focused on the effect that this change will have upon young voters, who tend to be relatively transient as they relocate for work or school. Largely overlooked is the fact that, according to Elections Canada’s research, the segment of the population that relies most heavily on VICs are seniors living in retirement residences and long-term care facilities.
Golly. With enemies like that who needs friends eh?
Give the man a new hat...
He thought Canadians wouldn't notice or care about his attempts to diddle our democracy. But boy was he wrong.
Bill C-23, the “Fair” Elections Act is one of the most destructive things the Harper government has ever tried to do. It is far more serious than proroguing Parliament at whim, curbing the rights of MPs, or centralizing power in the Prime Minister’s Office.
It’s even more serious than muzzling scientists, statisticians and others who disagree with the government. That’s because the Act is an attack on the most fundamental right of all citizens in a democracy – the right to cast a ballot in an election that is fair and free from corruption and dirty tricks
And that's before we flock to the NDP hearings to let him know how WE feel about him and his bill.
The bill that was supposed to make him, but now looks as if it will BREAK him.
And with a little luck.
Take his boss down with him...
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