(OTTAWA) December 14, 2018 – The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding) released the following statement regarding the passing of Bill C-76 in the House of Commons.
“Bill C-76: An Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts, which was passed today in the House of Commons, will positively change the way elections are administered in Canada. As a part of the Bill, the electoral process will become more transparent and accessible, while also modernizing the administration of elections and making them more secure.
“It will also undo the unfair aspects of the previous Harper government’s so called “Fair Elections Act,” which made it more difficult for Canadians to vote. This Bill makes it easier and more convenient for all Canadians to cast their ballot and that is what democracy is all about.
“The strength of our democracy depends on the participation of as many Canadians as possible. This Bill will make the electoral process more accessible to Canadians with disabilities, caregivers, and members of the Canadian Armed Forces. It will also restore voting rights to more than one million Canadians living abroad.
“This legislation will address the realities of a modern election campaign and I am proud to see that many more Canadians will be able to vote in the next election.”
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