A Podcast Called INTREPID

Discussing and debating Canadian national security law and politics

Ep 63 Exercising Your Franchise without a Foreign Assist

As promised, Stephanie and Craig circle back to the question of foreign interference, elections and the new electoral law, bill C-76, with Craig’s uOttawa law school colleague, Michael Pal. We get into the weeds on weaknesses in the current system of electoral regulation, and where foreign actors may exercise influence. We then walk through changes proposed in C-76, designed to minimize any foreign footprint in Canadian elections. Michael also lays out his wish list of further changes he believes will keep Canadian federal elections free and fair. (We will be doing a least one other podcast on election law and foreign influence in the led up to the 2019 foreign election, with a special INTREPID podsight, to be announced)