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Voter Fraud—2011 Election

Voter Fraud—2011 Election

Voter Fraud—2011 Election

Voter Fraud—2011 Election


Published on 26 March 2014
Your Question Period by Senator David Smith (retired)

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Hon. David P. Smith:

My question is also for Senator Carignan and it is also from a member of the public, Jordan Hill, from Dundas, Ontario. His topic is voter fraud. I will read his exact words:

Is there any concrete evidence that voter fraud is a significant problem in Canadian elections? My definition of voter fraud is: Knowingly voting when you know that you have no legal right to do so or conspiring with others to vote illegally. There might be a few cases where illegal votes are made but without criminal intent. One measure of whether this is a serious problem is to identify the number of investigations that take place and the number of charges and convictions that result from same.

Those are his exact words: “to identify the number of investigations that take place and the number of charges and convictions…”

Now, can you tell us the number of charges and convictions that occurred as a result of investigations from the 2011 election that caused you to bring in this undemocratic bill?

 

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