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An in-depth look at voter suppression in Canada

A rally earlier this year protesting 'robocalls' and voter suppression.
The widespread accounts of electoral fraud and voter suppression in the 2011 federal election are now a major volume in Canadian electoral history.

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Harper's election reforms make voter suppression easier

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Stage is set for more voter fraud in next election

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If you're a low-level political operative, the conviction of Conservative party staffer Michael Sona for his role in the robocall scandal may well have deterred you from committing voter fraud in the future.

But if you're a high-level political operative, the outcome of Sona's trial probably left you emboldened.

With a federal election looming, the stage is set for more voter fraud. But this time there's very little chance we'll ever find out about it, due to changes the Conservatives have made in Canada's election laws.


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The Elections Canada report: it's worse than whitewashing

With both hands tied behind its back, Elections Canada could not access evidence of deliberate vote suppression in 2011. That's not quite the exoneration that the Conservatives are claiming.

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