This bill could prevent hundreds of thousands of Canadians from exercising their right to vote. It would substantially curtail the Chief Electoral Officerâ€™s powers and prevent him from educating and engaging young people about the importance of voting. Conservative refusal to allow citizens outside of Ottawa to have their voices heard is a slap in the face to Canadians and the democratic process.
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.