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Procedure and House Affairs committee  The thing is, as a citizen group, you have to set up a separate bank account. You can't use foreign money at all. The money would have to go into that separate bank account. Then, if it is used, the contributors have to be disclosed, even if the money came in before June 30. I'm

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Do you mean the third party in B.C.?

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  I think Bill C-76 goes further than B.C. because of this special bank account you have to set up.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  I haven't examined that in detail. I'm sorry.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  I think the interim report that's required will help, because not only will the third party have to register but you'll get some indication of where contributions are coming from. Overall, I think Elections Canada should be empowered to audit and be proactively auditing these thi

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes. I don't have the definition right in front of me...that you've committed a crime and something about your professional qualifications.... It's been narrowed to make it more enforceable and also to say that you have withdrawn as a candidate, obviously. I don't think it should

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Democracy Watch's proposal for a long time in its honesty in politics campaign has been that, first of all, we thought the provision in there against a pretense or contrivance was enough. We filed the complaint about the electoral promise with the commissioner. The commissioner s

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  It is there. The commissioner is not enforcing it.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  I mentioned fines increasing. They have to increase—

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes, the leader should pay a fine and the party should also pay a fine.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes, and Democracy Watch's recommendation is a minimum of one year's salary, because this is a very serious voter rights issue. It would be a minimal—

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  The party would have also paid for having a misleader. It has to be stopped. Voters right now are playing poker when they go to vote. They don't know who's bluffing. Their money is on the table.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  It's a fundamental voter rights issue. It has to be stopped. We've seen the damage in the U.S. and we've seen the damage here. It has to be stopped, and the only way to stop it is a serious penalty after the fact. You're not going to be able to reverse an election result based

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  You just can't prove it. It has been tried in B.C. and in Ontario.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Are you saying the government cares in terms of the limits?

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher