Legal and Constitutional Affairs – April 9, 2014 – Part 3

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – April 9, 2014 – Part 3

Senators hear from academics as they continue with their pre-study of Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act. Appearing as individuals are Pauline Beange, lecturer from the University of Toronto; Paul Howe, professor from the University of New Brunswick; Paul Thomas, professor emeritus from the University of Manitoba; and Nelson Wiseman, associate professor from the University of Toronto. The witnesses touch upon many aspects of the bill but they mainly speak on the restructuring of Elections Canada, the role to educate and raise voter turnout, vouching and voter information cards, and party fundraising. (April 9, 2014)