For those who think Canada's Senate is a rubber-stamping factory that serves no purpose in 2014, this story might just change your mind.
According to reports, an all-party Senate committee is poised to unanimously recommend changes to the Harper government's Fair Elections Act.
Earlier this month, said Senate committee heard testimony from experts who criticized the controversial legislation arguing that it would disenfranchise thousands of voters, muzzle Elections Canada and weaken the election watchdog's investigative powers.
According to the Hill Times, the Senate committee has taken those critiques to heart.
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"The Hill Times obtained a copy of some of the committee’s recommendations in its report on Bill C-23. They include requiring that attestations of name and address be given by authorities such as homeless shelters, student and senior’s residences, and other facilities to those who request them. The