Ditching vouching should not be included in Fair Elections Act

Why do the Conservatives persist in the claim that vouching resulted in widespread electoral fraud in the last federal election?

Why do the Conservatives persist in the claim that vouching resulted in widespread electoral fraud in the last federal election?

In fact, former B.C. Chief Electoral Officer Harry Neufeld, says that there have  been only a handful of deliberate fraud cases in either federal or provincial elections. Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand confirmed it.

Mr. Neufeld said that expanded use of Elections Canada’s Voter Information Card could reduce the need for vouching.

If this government wants to reduce the use of vouching why not give Elections Canada even more tools to keep track of eligible voters in order to produce more accurate VICs?

If they are so concerned about errors being made by poll workers, why not give Elections Canada better funding to hire and fully train those people well before each election?

This government should empower Elections Canada to make it easier – not harder – for citizens to vote.

Freya Keddie

Victoria

 

Just Posted

New festival celebrating Croatian culture to be held in Victoria

CROfest will be held May 4 and 5 at Croatian Catholic Church of St. Leopold Mandíc

High of 14 C for Wednesday

Plus your weekend forecast

Tryouts underway for Oak Bay High golf team

Cool April weather brings a chilly start for school team

Junior Shamrocks’ season openers this weekend

Ter 1 B squad plays Saturday at home while Junior A is off to Maple Ridge for a road game on Sunday

WATCH: Police call Happy Valley shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident

One person in custody, another fled following crash on Kelly Road

Wanted by Crime Stoppers

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you think the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris should be rebuilt?

Images of one of the word’s most iconic landmarks were seared into… Continue reading

‘Cutthroat’ sport of wine tasting happening in B.C.

BC Tasting Games are underway with competitions in three Okanagan communities.

Early data suggests no post-legalization spike in drug-impaired driving charges

Many police departments are prioritizing investigations related to drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

Most Read