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Burnaby to ask Ottawa to withdraw elections bill

Jeremy Nuttall

By Jeremy Nuttall, 24 hours Vancouver



The City of Burnaby voted unanimously Monday to write a letter urging the federal government to withdraw the Fair Elections Act.

Council’s vote came after a report to the city cited concerns about the disenfranchisement of voters and hampering of election fraud investigations.

The report said it is imperative the public perceive Canadian elections to be fair, transparent and accountable in order to help boost voting numbers.

Amendments to the act were made in Ottawa last month, but critics of the Conservative bill say more changes are needed.

Vancouver council has also come out against the legislation.


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