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June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes. That is why the rules are the way they are.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  No, it's not fair. The tax receipt you get for donating—

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes, the limits should all be looked at.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes, and also the limits for parties.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes. You don't have to limit it if a political finance system is democratic. The donation limit should be $100, or $200 at most. That's the amount that an average voter can afford. As in Quebec, the per-vote funding should be returned, because it was the most democratic part of t

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  That was for financing. Do that with a $100 donation limit. You don't have to worry about the parties being able to spend more, because they won't have the money.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  A voter might see it who is not intended to see it in terms of the micro-targeting, not be happy with it, and report it to Elections Canada.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  There are lots of things in the election law already. You have to identify yourself on the ad.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Their role is to say, “Let's not make this money; let's rat out this person.”

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  It's only if it's foreign that they can't knowingly take it. If it's domestic, they don't even have to report it. It's trusting them entirely and their incentive is to make the money, not to report the ad that will be stopped so that they don't get the money.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes. Our recommendation is that this would occur during the six months leading up to the election. That's to enforce the laws that are there against false statements, spending above the limit, the foreign spending that's in this bill, and spending as an unregistered party or putt

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Voter participation, you're saying?

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Well, there are some measures for accessibility to the polls. Lowering the voter ID barrier is fine, but I didn't think it was a huge issue.

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes, given that 29 pieces of ID could be used before, I think anyone who wanted to vote would have been able to satisfy the requirements. But it's fine to lower it, and it's fine to lower it for expats. I mentioned that these are all good changes. I haven't spoken on any of the

June 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Duff Conacher