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Craig Scott

Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Craig Scott is Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto. He served as Member of Parliament for Toronto-Danforth in Canada’s House of Commons from 2012 to 2015.
The Fair Elections Act Will Make It Harder For Canadians to

The Fair Elections Act Will Make It Harder For Canadians to Vote

The bill eliminates two methods of voting that have proven effective in enfranchising voters. One is the long-standing Canadian practice of vouching that allowed 120,000 people to vote in 2011. The other is Elections Canada's expanded use of its Voter Identification Cards (VICs) for youth attending university, seniors in residence, and Aboriginal people living on reserve.
02/13/2014 05:13 EST
Want a More Democratic Canada? Start By Getting Rid of the Archaic

Want a More Democratic Canada? Start By Getting Rid of the Archaic Senate

The Liberals' strategy appears to focus on fanning the flames of controversy around past efforts to amend the constitution in order to bolster cynicism, in the hope Canadians will adopt the same defeatist attitude they have. This is a party paralyzed with fear of their own constitutional shadow.
10/09/2013 07:10 EDT
Duffy and Wright Are Spin Doctors, Not

Duffy and Wright Are Spin Doctors, Not Heroes

In Mr. Fife's reporting this week, he alleges that back in February Prime Minister Harper's Chief of Staff Nigel Wright gave Senator Mike Duffy $90,000 so that Mr. Duffy could pay back a massive amount of expenses. From all this emerged an effort by the Conservative distortion machine to make Mike Duffy -- and, after his role was revealed, Nigel Wright too -- into some sort of ethical heroes. This is a strange way to behave "honourably."
05/17/2013 05:24 EDT