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Marc Mayrand visited a parliamentary committee today and aired his grievances with the Fair Elections Act, the government’s attempt at electoral reform. Mayrand has some authority on the file. He’s Canada’s chief electoral officer. Pierre Poilievre, the democratic reform minister and ardent defender of the legislation, claims to have consulted Mayrand last year. Seems they disagree about what changes are best for the country’s election laws. Now, the NDP will do its best to turn Mayrand into a QP star.
Pierre Poilievre will continue to defend his proposed electoral reform. Gerry Ritz will take heat for prairie grain stuck on Canada’s clogged railways.
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