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“Fair” Elections Act Charter Challenge

In December 2018, the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Federation of Students celebrated the passing of Bill C-76 in the Senate.

Bill C-76 was a big win for democracy. It repeals the main undemocratic elements of the Unfair Elections Act, which we had organized with others to challenge politically and fight in the courts. The changes to the Act include:

– Restoring the Voter Information Card as valid ID for voting;
– Restoring vouching as an accepted process enabling people to confirm their identity and residence so they can vote;
– Restoring the independence of the Commissioner of Canada Elections by moving it back to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer; and
– Ending the restrictions on Elections Canada engaging in public education on voting.

Below are some of our analysis pieces and updates from that campaign.

Sona robocall verdict doesn't close book on 2011 election fraud: Issue will be back in court with "Fair" Elections Act legal challenge

Sona robocall verdict doesn’t close book on 2011 election fraud: Issue will be back in court with “Fair” Elections Act legal challenge

The Ontario Superior Court ruled today that Michael Sona, the young Conservative aide, is guilty of participating in the robocall ...
"Fair" Elections Act to face Charter challenge from the Council of Canadians and Canadian Federation of Students

“Fair” Elections Act to face Charter challenge from the Council of Canadians and Canadian Federation of Students

The “Fair” Elections Act received Royal Assent and became law only yesterday, but is already facing a Charter challenge. Two ...
Council of Canadians, CFS to challenge Fair Elections Act in court

Council of Canadians, CFS to challenge Fair Elections Act in court

Postmedia News reports, "The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Federation of Students announced Thursday they will challenge the Harper ...
Conservatives seek “modest” $355,907 in election fraud case costs from individual applicants

Conservatives seek “modest” $355,907 in election fraud case costs from individual applicants

Conservative Members of Parliament have filed a costs submission seeking $355,907.56 from the individual applicants who challenged election results in ...
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