'Anti-Democratic' Fair Elections Act Headed For Court Challenge

'Anti-Democratic' Fair Elections Act Headed For Court Challenge

The Canadian Press  10. 9.2014
OTTAWA - The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Federation of Students will ask the courts to overturn parts of the Harper government's...
Neufeld: Fair Elections Act Still Has Problems

Neufeld: Fair Elections Act Still Has Problems

05.17.2014
Changes made to the Conservatives' election bill help alleviate fears that some Canadians could lose the right to cast a ballot, but many...
Tories Use Majority To Pass Fair Elections Act

Tories Use Majority To Pass Fair Elections Act

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press  05.13.2014
OTTAWA - The Conservatives used their majority muscle in the House of Commons to pass a controversial bill that makes sweeping changes...
Tories Shut Down Debate On Fair Elections Act

Tories Shut Down Debate On Fair Elections Act

By Kady O'Malley, CBC News  05. 8.2014
The government has shut down debate on its controversial bid to rewrite Canada's election laws. Just one day — and a little more than...
Sorry, Pierre

Sorry, Pierre

Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press  05. 4.2014
TORONTO - More than one million Canadians living abroad are now eligible to cast ballots in the next federal election after a court struck...
Why Tories Really Amended Fair Elections Act

Why Tories Really Amended Fair Elections Act

Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press  04.30.2014
OTTAWA - To understand why the Conservatives ended up amending the proposed Fair Elections Act, one has to look past the long list of opposition...
Mulcair: Proof Is In The Details

Mulcair: Proof Is In The Details

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press  04.28.2014
OTTAWA - A parliamentary committee has been given three days to debate and vote on nearly 300 amendments to a controversial overhaul of...
Where Do HuffPost Readers Stand On The Fair Elections Act?

Where Do HuffPost Readers Stand On The Fair Elections Act?

04.28.2014
What do Canadians really understand about the Fair Elections Act? So we asked them. We put the topic to our readers in an unscientific...
14 Ways The Fair Elections Act Won't Fix Robocalls

14 Ways The Fair Elections Act Won't Fix Robocalls

Althia Raj  04.28.2014
OTTAWA — The Conservative government will amend its Fair Elections Act this week, stripping many controversial items in the bill. But...
Smarmy Or Savvy? He's Pretty Polarizing

Smarmy Or Savvy? He's Pretty Polarizing

Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press  04.27.2014
OTTAWA - "Politics should not be a lifelong career," a 20-year-old Pierre Poilievre once wrote, "and elected officials should not be allowed...
'Really Does A Lot To Suppress Voting'

'Really Does A Lot To Suppress Voting'

The Canadian Press  04.26.2014
TORONTO - Protests are scheduled for cities across Canada today against the Harper government's contentious elections bill.A few dozen...
Poilievre Backtracks

Poilievre Backtracks

Althia Raj  04.25.2014
OTTAWA — The Conservative government is flip-flopping on some of the most contentious issues of its electoral reform bill, the Fair Elections...
Supreme Court Shoots Down Harper's Quick Fix For Senate

Supreme Court Shoots Down Harper's Quick Fix For Senate

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press  04.25.2014
OTTAWA - Stephen Harper threw in the towel on Senate reform Friday after the Supreme Court slammed the door on his hopes of a quick fix...
Fair Elections Act: An Exercise in False Marketing

Fair Elections Act: An Exercise in False Marketing

04.25.2014
It's time to get "un-political" and just plain old "reasonable." Let's hope that time off from the hectic pace of Parliament Hill over...