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Premier Christy Clark promised in her election campaign she would try to reduce voter registration rolls by 30 per cent by 2015.
That would be a major undertaking, as only three-quarters of Canadians have a driver’s licence or ID.
While a few million people have driver’s licences, those who don’t have photo IDs are less likely to have them if they cannot register or change addresses.
With many other communities facing major cuts in social services, the NDP had a strategy based on the idea that voter registration would remain low.
“If we are going to reduce costs for the public services they receive, it h바카라사이트as got to be in a way that ensures people can exercise their choice, not just for the elections,” said Clark, whose party also promised to introduce more voting restrictions.
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But Clark’s announcement does little to address some of the issues the Liberals in power in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan are now facing.
In the next election the provincial government will have to contend with a number of more serious issues.
In Manitoba the government is grappling with a $30 million budget deficit, and the Liberals are looking to close more than $500 million in budget shortfalls.
And as the elect바카라ion approaches, new provincial laws will have to be passed by Parliament to ensure that new voters in each province can cast a ballot.
And in Saskatchewan, a government-wide election for a cabinet post may lea우리카지노d to a massive roll-out of voter identification.
As well, the federal government announced it was launching its own effort to increase voter turnout in an election with only a few days left.
That’s a policy the Tories have opposed, and would be an embarrassment to their government.