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46. Empowering Elections Canada

WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada has historically been the party of democratic and governmental reform;

WHEREAS a democracy is only as good as its processes and systems, and can fail if such foundational institutions are not empowered, protected, and supported;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT a Liberal government would consult with Elections Canada on reforms to the law and to the process to better the running of elections in Canada;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT as per recommendations by the Chief Electoral Office to have all parties and individuals keep copies of records and contracts with telemarketing companies employed by them to be provided access to Elections Canada as required;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT a Liberal government would put into law effective and proper mechanisms for timely investigations by election commissioners, such as the power to compel witnesses who have relevant information about casework.

Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta)