Under Bill C-23, Voter ID cards will no longer be accepted. This will prevent thousands of students, seniors and Aboriginal people from voting.
That’s on top of the 120,000 Canadians who had a neighbour vouch for them and who will be turned away next election.
While Conservatives are making it tougher for everyday Canadians, they’re also making it easier for well-connected insiders.
Stephen Harper’s election reforms will increase the influence of big money in politics by raising individual donations to $1500 and allowing candidates to give $5000 to their own campaign.
Let’s protect our democracy from voter suppression tactics. Let’s fight back.
We the undersigned residents of Canada note the following:
Therefore, we call on Parliament to reject Bill C-23, and bring forward a genuine reform of the Canada Elections Act, which will stop electoral fraud, permit democracy promotion by Elections Canada prevent money politics from distorting elections, and maintain both the long-standing practice of vouching and the use of voter ID cards issued by Elections Canada so that hundreds of thousands of Canadians can continue to exercise their right to vote.