Bill C-23, the ironically named “Fair Elections” Act is a bill that will dangerously change how, and if, some Canadians can participate in our democracy. If passed, this act will see US style voter suppression imposed on Canadians, with reduced voting access for youth and students, poor people, seniors, Aboriginal people and other marginalized groups.
The “Fair Elections Act” seeks to eliminates key provisions of our current election system – including vouching and voter ID cards – and could deprive as many as 520,000 Canadians of their right to vote. The Act will also muzzle Elections Canada, cancelling voter education and engagement programs like Student Vote.
A day of action is planned for Saturday, April 26, 2014. In Vancouver, we will be handing out pamphlets, signing petitions and asking folks to tweet their MPs about this Act. This action will take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.
Other events and actions are taking place across the country. Learn more at letpeoplevote.ca
This event is being organized by a coalition of groups including the Canadian Federation of Students-BC and the Council of Canadians. To add your organization's name, contact [email protected]
For more information or to get involved, contact [email protected]
750 Hornby St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
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