Statements

Statement by Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre Regarding the Government of Canada's Request for a Stay in the Frank Case

Ottawa, ON, June 23, 2014 - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, P.C., M.P. for Nepean-Carleton, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), made the following statement today regarding the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in the Frank et al. v. The Attorney General of Canada case:

“We are disappointed that the Court of Appeal has not agreed to a stay of the May 2, 2014, decision of the Ontario Superior Court pending its final judgment in our appeal.”

Statement by Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre Regarding the Government of Canada's Appeal of the Ontario Superior Court's Frank Decision

Ottawa, ON (June 2, 2014) - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, P.C., M.P. for Nepean-Carleton, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), made the following statement today regarding the Government of Canada's decision to file an appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal in the Frank et al. v. The Attorney General of Canada case:

“Non-residents should have a direct and meaningful connection to Canada and to their ridings in order to vote in federal elections.”

Statement by Pierre Poilievre on the Fair Elections Act

Ottawa, ON (April 25, 2014) – “As promised, we have been following the debate on the Fair Elections Act with openness to ideas that would strengthen this common sense bill. I would like to share our position on some of these ideas.

“First, our Government will not support amendments to allow voting without showing ID. Period.

Minister of State Uppal Urges All-Party Support for Rep-By-Pop Bill

Ottawa, ON (December 13, 2011) – Minister of State for Democratic Reform Tim Uppal today issued the following statement in advance of third-reading vote on the Fair Representation Act in the House of Commons. This legislation, which will go to the Senate if it passes today’s vote, will move every single Canadian towards representation by population.