Mr. Speaker, of course, all Canadians who want to testify will be welcome to make submissions to the committee, and those submissions will be considered by the members of that committee.
I want to address one important section of the fair elections act, clause 7, which would amend section 18 of the Canada Elections Act, to do the following:
The Chief Electoral Officer may provide the public...with information on...:
(d) how an elector may establish their identity and residence in order to vote, including the pieces of identification that they may use to that end;
Members of the opposition have said that it is not necessary to require that of the CEO of Elections Canada. Most people, according to the opposition, already know what they need. We found out today that the member for Western Arctic, who is an experienced member of Parliament, does not even know what is required for identification. He suggested that photo identification is required. In fact, that is absolutely not the case.
Does the NDP member not agree that it is necessary to legislate that Elections Canada inform all electors, including the member for Western Arctic, about which 39 pieces of ID are acceptable when people vote?