Conservatives Fight For Return To In-Person Parliament, No Electronic Voting

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/conservatives-electronic-voting-parliament-coronavirus_ca_5eee4b46c5b680dfc8176660

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

OTTAWA — Federal Conservatives have crusaded for a return to parliamentary business as usual but they’re opposed to the one thing Liberals and New Democrats insist is necessary to do that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic: electronic voting. Conservative House leader Candice Bergen says her party is suspicious of anything promoted by the Liberals that would keep most MPs out of the House of Commons and, in her view, help the government avoid accountability. Besides, she says there are other options that would allow all 338 MPs to vote in person in the chamber while maintaining physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.