To the Editor:
Fair Elections Act
What a contradiction of terms when it comes from Stephen Harper’s Canada.
I know my democratic Canada would not try and lay this on its citizens.
Stephen Harper’s Canada would stop Elections Canada from placing ads in the media encouraging Canadians to vote. In our society where voting turnout is sometimes very low I would think this encouragement would help get more people out to vote, especially the younger voter.
Stephen Harper’s Canada would stop Elections Canada from issuing Voter Registration cards used for identification at the polls and do away with vouching for someone you know personally for ID. This will prevent thousands of legitimate citizens from voting. In my democratic Canada voting is a right of every Canadian.
The only group these changes to the Elections Act will benefit is Harper’s Conservatives.
I am organizing a protest march against government corruption in Ottawa/Victoria, taking place at Memorial Park on March 1, starting at11a.m. This is your opportunity to voice your democratic right against an undemocratic government, to stop Stephen Harper’s Canada.
George Venables, Cawston