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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday April 8, 2014 in Ottawa.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday April 8, 2014 in Ottawa.
(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

In Tories' push for ‘fair’ elections, there's no such thing as neutral

There are no neutrals in Stephen Harper’s Ottawa.

When he sent out a junior minister, Pierre Poilievre, to attack the Chief Electoral Officer last week, it had been a long time coming. Where most Canadians think of Elections Canada as the neutral referee for the country's voting, Mr. Harper and some of the Conservatives around him have decided it is biased against them.