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posted by Robert DeVet in on Apr 24, 2014 - View profile

Halifax

Nova Scotians Rally Against the Conservative’s Unfair Election Act


1:00pm
- 2:00pm
Saturday April 26 2014

Venue: Cunard Statue, Halifax Seaport Farmers Market

Nova Scotians Rally Against the Conservative’s Unfair Election Act
HALIFAX – Nova Scotians will be rallying against the Conservative’s Unfair Elections Act, Bill C-23, this Saturday at 1pm in front of the Cunard Statue beside the Seaport Farmers Market. They will be joining Canadians across the country, who will be rallying in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and many more communities against Bill C-23’s attack on our most basic voting rights.

THE FACTS:

−The “Fair Elections Act” eliminates key provisions of our current election system including vouching and voter information cards – which 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.

−If passed, this act will see US style voter suppression imposed on Canadians and is clearly targeted at youth, students, poor people, seniors, Aboriginal people and other marginalized groups.

WHAT:   Nova Scotians rally against Bill C-23
DATE:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
TIME:   1:00 p.m.
PLACE:  Cunard Statue, Halifax Seaport Farmers Market
WHO:    David Etherington, Media Relations: 902-292-7991

Organisations such as Leadnow, the Council of Canadians, ACORN, and the Canadian Federation of Students have banded together to fight back against this attack on democracy in Canada.


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