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Pierre Poilievre, minister of state for democratic reform, speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 8, 2013.
Pierre Poilievre, minister of state for democratic reform, speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 8, 2013.
(ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

With the Fair Elections Act, Conservatives don’t know if they love or hate partisanship

The Conservatives can’t seem to decide whether they love partisanship, or hate it.

Their new elections bill undoes some of the changes they brought in with their Accountability Act, the first real piece of legislation put forward when Stephen Harper came to power in 2006.

The Accountability Act made election workers less partisan, and the Conservatives touted it as an important step for fairness. The new elections bill, the Fair Elections Act, increases partisanship.