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A debate?


Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae has written to the Speaker to request an emergency debate.

In my opinion, this debate is necessary because denying someone the opportunity to vote, is to deny them the most basic right that exists in our democracy. The suppression of voters can undermine the legitimacy and credibility of those elected to serve in Parliament. These reports undermine the reputation of Parliament and cast a shadow over the legitimacy of all Parliamentary proceedings. In my view, denying someone the right to vote is such a serious issue, that it merits the immediate attention of the House of Commons.