This just in: the Conservative government's Unfair Elections Act is a "terrific" bill, so says Pierre Poilievre with a straight face.
It's such a galling statement from the minister of state for democratic reform, given the avalache of criticism from all corners about the legislation currently before Parliament:
the country's editorial boards; Canada's Chief Electoral Officer (current and former); the former BC Chief Electoral Officer whose report Poilievre keeps citing to justify the bill's draconian measures; 160 academics in Canada specializing in democratic institutions, 19 international scholars who are experts in electoral law; the opposition parties, and over 100,000 regular Canadians.
Now watch Poilievre in Question Period on Tuesday. It's a remarkable performance: