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fair elections

On Tuesday, Canada's Minister of Democratic Reform finally tabled the "Fair Elections Act," claiming it is designed to protect the fairness of federal elections. The reforms do little to address the inherent and institutional unfairness in Canadian elections. I am not referring to the electoral distortions perpetuated by the winner take all, First Past the Post System that produces "majority" governments. I am referring to the explicit bias towards political parties in Canada's election financing laws.