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foreign funding rules in Liberal voting bill

OTTAWA The acting head of Elections Canada is supporting the Trudeau Liberals’ attempt at rewriting federal election rules, but warns more needs to be done to limit the influence of foreign money at the ballot box.

Acting chief uk canada goose electoral officer Stephane Perrault said the government’s elections reform bill, known as C 76, would significantly modernize the way federal elections are run in Canada and improve integrity in the system.

But canada goose the legislation didn’t go far enough in some areas, he said. Absent any changes, C 76 would leave a loophole canada canada goose coats on sale goose outlet in usa allowing foreign funds to be used by, or Canada Goose online passed between, advocacy groups trying to sway voters.

Perrault told a Commons committee studying the legislation that there should be canada goose outlet online uk strict wording in the bill to prevent foreign cash from influencing election outcomes.

He also said provisions in the buy canada goose jacket cheap bill cracking down on hackers trying to sway an election were canada goose outlet canada too narrow, and that they should lower the burden of proof to capture cyber attacks aimed at disrupting the vote or undermining trust in the electoral process.

And Perrault also told MPs on the procedure and House affairs committee https://www.baertakreation.de that they may want to look at whether parties should have to meet the same standards that apply to canada goose outlet store federal institutions, such as oversight by the federal privacy commissioner.

C cheap canada goose 76 is an omnibus bill that would reverse a number of changes the previous Conservative government introduced, including restoring the use of voter information canada goose uk outlet cards as a valid form of identification.

The bill would canada goose outlet shop also limit spending by parties and canada goose outlet canada goose black friday sale uk sale advocacy groups during the three month period before an election is officially called.

The Liberals hurried canada goose black friday sale the bill to committee by limiting preliminary debate in the House of Commons, drawing the goose outlet canada ire of opposition parties that want more time to debate the legislation.

The Liberals canada goose outlet store uk argue extensive debate isn’t needed because 85 per cent of the bill contained measures recommended by either Elections Canada, or the procedural and House affairs committee cheap canada goose now studying C 76.

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould told the committee the government is open to amending the bill. But she suggested proposals to further tighten limits on third party spending, particularly if they receive foreign donations, could run into canada goose outlet uk legal challenges.

Perrault said he was confident that Elections Canada could have all the changes in place for the canada goose outlet canadian goose jacket online October 2019 federal election, but that there would likely be room for improvement in how the rules were implemented for subsequent federal campaigns.

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