Appalled by Election Act changes

Staff writer
April 4, 2014 01:00 AM

The following letter was sent to MP John Weston and copied to Coast Reporter.

As a citizen in your constituency and a proud Canadian elector, I am appalled by the proposed changes to the Election Act.

It is obvious to me that this was poorly designed and considered. Even worse, there are aspects that have the appearance of favouring one particular party over others. This is totally against the democratic process.

Mr. Harper is attempting to show how concerned he is by the obviously undemocratic actions of Mr. Putin in Crimea, and yet here at home in our own country we are faced with this attempt at corrupting the basis of our own democratic system: a fair electoral system.

There are certainly improvements that can be made to make the electoral process better. This bill is going in the opposite direction.

I urge you to stand up for a truly fair electoral process and for your constituents by rejecting this bill.

Alec Tebbutt, Halfmoon Bay

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