Minister of State Pierre Poilievre speaks in Ottawa in a July 31, 2013 photoPierre Poilievre, the minister of state for democratic reform, will be unveiling the federal government's "Fair Elections Act" on Tuesday morning.
Details of the highly anticipated bill, however, seem to have already been leaked to two prominent Ottawa-reporters.
According to one, the new legislation will overhaul Elections Canada. Specifically, it will change how investigations are launched by the electoral watchdog.
"[The new bill] will rein in the power of the Chief Electoral Officer when it comes to launching investigations into violations of electoral law; and will end the practice of “vouching” for voters who don’t have proof of identification at the ballot box, according to sources who have seen the draft bill," the National Post's John Ivison wrote.
"The new bill will propose to remove the decision on whether investigations should be launched from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Marc Mayrand, and hand it to a new panel independent of the government and ElectionsRead More »from New 'Fair Elections Act' to raise political donation limits: reports