Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BR-Democratic-Reforms

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BR-Democratic-Reforms

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OTTAWA - ---

The Trudeau government is poised to introduce a bill today that will deliver on some key Liberal promises to reform Canada's election laws.

The bill is expected to restore the right to vote to expatriates who've lived outside the country for more than five years.

It's also expected to follow through on at least some of the other numerous promises Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made to reform the democratic system.

Liberal M-P Mark Holland, parliamentary secretary to Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef, says the aim will be ensuring that more Canadians have the right to vote and feel more compelled to exercise their democratic right.

But suspicions linger that the Liberals may renege on the biggest reform pledge -- that of replacing the country's first-past-the-post voting system. …

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