Requiring voters to have their faces uncovered

OTTAWA, Feb. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - The Member of Parliament for Lévis, Bellechasse and Les Etchemins, Mr. Steven Blaney, introduced today a private members bill to strengthen public confidence in our democratic system.

The proposed legislation would require everyone to uncover his or her face to vote. This bill aims to strengthen the credibility of the electoral process. "If one can cover his or her face, how can we be sure that this person will only vote once", said the MP.

This bill is simple and straightforward legislation that aims to increase the transparency of our democracy. Furthermore, the bill includes an exception for medical reasons.

During the consultations Steven Blaney held with his constituents, many people asked their MP to fix this gap in our electoral system.

"I encourage parliamentarians of all political parties to support this bill and ensure its swift passage so that it can be adopted before the next election", concluded the MP.

In conclusion, Mr. Blaney invites comments from all Canadian citizens. They are to be sent to the following email address: vote_visage-decouvert@uncovered-vote.ca.

SOURCE STEVEN BLANEY

For further information:

Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Parliamentary assistant
613-853-3575
blanes@parl.gc.ca 

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