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Controlling foreign influence in Canadian elections: YC24-0/421-17E-PDF

"The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (the committee) recommends that the Government of Canada take action to amend the Canada Elections Act (CEA). The CEA does not sufficiently protect Canadian elections from improper foreign interference, and the existing regime that regulates third-party advertising requires modernization in order to better ensure transparency and electoral fairness. The current rules allow foreign entities to make unlimited and unreported contributions to third parties, as long as they are made outside an election period and are not used directly for election advertising. However, these contributions can be used in a number of ways to impact Canadian elections"--p. 1.

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Department/Agency Senate. Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.
Title Controlling foreign influence in Canadian elections
Series Title Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Contrôler l'influence étrangère sur les élections canadiennes. Cover title. "June 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 11 p.
Catalogue Number
  • YC24-0/421-17E-PDF
Subject Terms Elections, External relations