Enforce Fair Election Laws Campaign

Enforce Fair Election Laws Campaign

Are you concerned with the secrecy at Elections Canada? Call for change now!

Did you file a complaint with Elections Canada? Please send in the letter Elections Canada sent you back

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For over a year, Democracy Watch has been trying to get Elections Canada to tell Canadians how they’ve handled the thousands of complaints they’ve received from Canadians.  This information is important because it will show whether Elections Canada is an effective democracy watchdog or an ineffective lapdog.

Unfortunately Elections Canada has only provided details on a handful of complaints and has used a sweeping discretionary exemption to keep all other information hidden from the public.  In early 2013 Democracy Watch submitted a complaint to the Information Commissioner after Elections Canada formally refused to release rulings on over 3,000 complaints citing that they may make the Commissioner look bad.

A recent audit highlighting major systemic issues with the 2011 federal election has also given more reasons for a public inquiry into Elections Canada’s enforcement actions.

To get around Elections Canada’s secrecy, Democracy Watch is asking you, if you filed a complaint with Elections Canada since 1997 and received a response by letter or email from the Commissioner of Elections or Elections Canada, to send it in by mail to P.O. Box 821, Stn. B, Ottawa K1P 5P9, by email to: campaigns@democracywatch.ca or by fax to: 613-241-4758.

If you would like to submit the letter you received from the Commissioner of Elections or Elections Canada anonymously, either let us know when you send it and we will be sure to keep your identity confidential, or cover up your name and address etc. in the letter, make a copy and send the letter to Democracy Watch by fax or email through a fax number or email address that does not identify you.

If you have not filed a complaint with Elections Canada, but are concerned with secrecy at Elections Canada and would like to send key politicians an email, please fill out to the form to the right and send your email to key politicians!

Please Like and Share this page with everyone you know. Canadians deserve to know that their election rules are being enforced effectively.

And please help Democracy Watch keep this campaign going until all election laws across the country are effectively enforced to ensure fair elections – please donate now here.

Thank you very much!

Brought to you by Democracy Watch’s Democratic Voting Systems Campaign