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More questions for Calkins

I have to comment on Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins’ response (letter to the editor, In defence of the Fair Elections Act, May 12, 2014).

Does his statement regarding the background of the original writer really have any relativity to Calkins’ reply?

Secondly he has not addressed the issue of students attending educational institutions in another city or province and how they can vote. This issue will definitely impact those at school in another province.

Will the act allow online, proxy or mail-in ballots? If so, how do the returning officials ensure those voters are properly identified and eligible to vote in that riding?

Finally how does this act propose to allow Elections Canada investigate any irregularities since there is no provisions for that in the act?

I look forward to Calkins’ comments on the statements I have made.

Rob Zanussi

Red Deer

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