Pierre Poilievre

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Poilievre Won't Help Cancer Victim

OTTAWA - Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre will not intervene to ensure a terminally ill Alberta man denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits finally gets his payments. Peter McClure, 62, is...
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Elections Canada Split Cost $2.9M

OTTAWA - A Conservative government decision to move the office that investigates election fraud out from under the roof of Elections Canada is costing almost $3 million in up-front costs.An order pape...
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Sorry, Pierre

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 stripping them of their voting rights.While mass m...
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Mulcair: Proof Is In The Details

OTTAWA - A parliamentary committee has been given three days to debate and vote on nearly 300 amendments to a controversial overhaul of Canada's elections law — a tight time frame the Opposition NDP i...
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Smarmy Or Savvy? He's Pretty Polarizing

OTTAWA - "Politics should not be a lifelong career," a 20-year-old Pierre Poilievre once wrote, "and elected officials should not be allowed to fix themselves in the halls of power of a nation."But fi...
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'Really Does A Lot To Suppress Voting'

TORONTO - Protests are scheduled for cities across Canada today against the Harper government's contentious elections bill.A few dozen people clutched signs and unrolled a banner during a demonstratio...
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Fair Elections Act: An Exercise in False Marketing

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 a long weekend offered an opportunity for reflection -- especially around Bill C-23, the so-called Fair Elections Act, which has been hotly contested, reviewed, analyzed and refuted for the past two months. The government should spend the same amount of effort to promote voting and protect the Charter right to vote as they have towards marketing a flawed and chastised Bill. Let's move past the false advertising.
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Poilievre Backtracks

OTTAWA — The Conservative government is flip-flopping on some of the most contentious issues of its electoral reform bill, the Fair Elections Act. Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre announced...
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UH OH

OTTAWA - Thousands of Canadians have signed an online petition urging Conservative senators to put the boots to the government's Fair Elections Act.More than 46,000 people have signed the petition on...
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Poilievre Says He Has An Open Mind

OTTAWA - Pierre Poilievre says he's open to considering nine recommendations from a Senate committee for changing his controversial overhaul of election laws.But critics of the democratic reform minis...