New elections act strips Chief Officer of powers

The massive bill’s most controversial feature is a direct blow to Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand’s office. He loses his power to police infractions of the laws by appointing a Commissioner of Elections and directing him or her to look into problems.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2014/02/04/stephen_harpers_overhaul_of_election_laws_needs_close_scrutiny_editorial.html

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