Political panel, March 28: The Fair Elections Act and Harper in Europe
For weeks now, debate has been swirling on Parliament Hill over the changes proposed in the Fair Elections Act -- changes often justified by the federal Conservatives using a report written by elections expert Harry Neufeld. Well, yesterday, Neufeld spoke out about the way in which his report is being used. He says it's being misinterpreted, and the bill -- if it isn't amended -- will have serious consequences for voters.
But Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre has remained firm on the Fair Elections Act. He isn't open to amendments, and his party wants to see the bill passed by the summertime. So what IS the fate of the Fair Elections Act? And do opposition parties and electoral experts have any chance of influence over its contents? Our political panelists joined us with their take.