Procedure and House Affairs – April 3, 2014

In Committee from the House of Commons

Procedure and House Affairs – April 3, 2014

The committee continues its hearings on the Conservative government’s Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23). Paul Howe, professor at the University of New Brunswick, Barry Thorsteinson, past president of the National Pensioners Federation, and Peter Dinsdale, acting chief executive officer of the Assembly of First Nations, offer their reasons why the bill will negatively affect youth, elderly, and aboriginal voters.

Also appearing are Gladys Christiansen, director of human resources for the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, and Teresa Edwards, the in-house legal counsel for the Native Women’s Association of Canada, who testify on the current barriers for aboriginals to vote and argue that the bill will only add to the problem.

(April 3, 2014)