â€œInstead of going after electoral fraud, the Conservatives introduced a bill that attacks our democracy,â€� said NDP Democratic and Parliamentary Reform critic Craig Scott (Toronto â€“ Danforth). â€œOnce again, the Conservatives have proven they cannot be trusted when it comes to making our elections laws better. Their bill will muzzle Elections Canada and give the Conservative party an unfair advantage.â€�
NDP Critic for Canadian Heritage Peter Julian issued the following statement:
"It has come to our attention that a consultant for a federally funded anti-racism project has a disturbing track record of spewing hate speech online against Jewish and francophone communities. This is completely unacceptable. We call on the Minister of Heritage to take drastic action and terminate his contract.