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NDP proposing plan to fight election law changes

02/20/2014 11:16 EST | Updated 04/22/2014 05:59 EDT
The New Democrats are presenting a new plank in their plan to fight the government's proposed changes to Canada's election laws.

CBC News will carry the NDP press conference live at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre presented bill C-23, changes to the Canada Elections Act, earlier this month. The controversial changes would:

- limit the chief electoral officer's ability to speak publicly.

- increase the campaign spending limits and exempt fundraising services from the cap.

- eliminate vouching, a process that allows people without voter information cards to cast ballots.

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