Take a stand for us John

Staff writer
April 4, 2014 01:00 AM


I'm wondering how our MP John Weston, in good conscience, can not take a public stand against Canada's proposed new election legislation.

This new proposal that allows sitting MPs to appoint partisan returning officers in their ridings who, among other things, hold custody of advance votes until election day; that prevents Election Canada from speaking of election fraud; that disenfranchises many thousands of Canadians who mostly come from the ranks of the poor, the young, the old; and that allows accelerated fundraising and election expense write-offs that specifically benefit the Conservatives - all features that are associated with vote suppression and election rigging.

Shame on Canada's Conservatives for putting forward such biased legislation that degrades our democracy while preaching to other nations on democratic values.

Mr. Weston, we, your constituents, call out to you to protect our right to fair and equitable elections.

Neil Edmunds, Sechelt

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