Canada Elections Act

Where Is the Support For Pro-Democracy Groups Right Here in Canada?

Michael D. Nicula | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael D. Nicula

The Ontario Provincial government is working on their promise to allow municipalities to use Ranked Ballots in the 2018 elections 'as an option' which would be a timid step in the right direction. However, Toronto Mayoral lead Candidate John Tory is opposed to the idea and yet, that doesn't seem to have an impact on his polling numbers.

Crown Allegations

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Politics

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - A member of Parliament, whose job it once was to beat down allegations of Conservative voter fraud, used backdated invoices from ...

Sorry, Pierre

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - More than one million Canadians living abroad are now eligible to cast ballots in the next federal election after a court struck down a law ...

NDP MP Slams Tory 'Kool-Aid' Over Rejection Of Elections Act Motion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Conservative MPs have rejected a bid to remove some of the most contentious provisions from the government's sweeping overhaul of Canada's el...

Part Of Fair Elections Act 'Inappropriate In A Democracy': Expert

CBC | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada Politics

Harry Neufeld, who wrote a report on problems in the last federal election, is warning of the potential for more abuse at polling stations if one pa...

Expats Fight For Their Right To Vote

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - An Ontario judge was urged Monday to consider whether the historical reasoning for a law which strips some expatriates of their voting right...

Conservative MP Rips Election Watchdog

CBC | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP Scott Reid attacked Canada's election watchdog Tuesday, calling him "overly aggressive" and arguing it was "inappr...

A First Look at the Reform Act

Daniel Dickin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

The Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (Reforms), already dubbed "The Reform Act," was only introduced in the Hous...

Twitter Reacts To Del Mastro Charges

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Twitter reacted in anger to the news that MP Dean Del Mastro has been charged with breaking election spending rules. Del Mastro also removed himsel...

Charged.. And No Longer A Tory

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper lost his fifth caucus member of the year to scandal, after his former right-hand man in the House of Commons wa...

'Why Don't We Get Rid Of Political Parties Altogether?'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Politics

Elizabeth May has an admittedly "radical" idea: "Why don't we get rid of political parties altogether?" In an interview by #FAQMP that recently res...

Althia Raj

Tories Profit From Banning Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives’ plan to limit and cap political loans received praise from the NDP Wednesday. Although the bill benefits the Tories for now, it s...

Althia Raj

Conservatives To Make It Harder For Parties To Raise Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: The federal government announced Wednesday it is re-introducing the exact same version of the bill it tabled in 2010. The Political Loans A...

Leadership Election Rules in Desperate Need of Reform

Duff Conacher | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada
Duff Conacher

Ideally, given that two federal parties currently do not have leaders, all parties should work together and pass a bill that democratizes party leadership and nomination races and uphold the democratic principles of one person, one vote, and of honesty, openness, ethics and fair and accurate representation.

NDP Runs Afoul Of Law With Layton Memorial Donations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP has inadvertently fallen afoul of the Elections Act in a bid to honour one of Jack Layton's last wishes.The late NDP leader had wante...