Government Elections

Restore the voter identification card as an acceptable form of identification.

Liberal Platform (Page 28) October 5, 2015
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Nov 2016

Liberals amend voting rules, reversing some Conservative changes

CBC News | November 23, 2016

Justin Trudeau's Liberal government is proposing to repeal controversial changes to the voting process that were made by the previous Conservative government and expand voting rights of Canadians living abroad.

Under new legislation tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday morning, eligible voters would once again be able to use a voter information card to identify themselves at the polling station or be vouched for by another elector.

The Conservatives removed the information cards mailed to voters from the list of acceptable documentation, but the move was criticized as an unjustified change that would make it harder for some Canadians to cast a ballot.