Proposed changes to Canada's election laws should spark debate in the House of Commons before MP's break for the summer.
 
Drumheller-Stettler MP Kevin Sorenson is upset about a provision that would cap the official campaign period at 50 days and restrict any political advertising prior to that.
 
"Because they (Liberals) are having a hard time raising money, they're trying to outlaw spending before the election (writ) drops, but still allow other third parties to increase their advertising," he charged. "He (Prime Minister Trudeau) is taking away our ability to advertise and to spend money in the pre-election writ, and it's because they can't fundraise."
 
Sorenson also disagrees with a proposal to ease up on voter identification rules at polling stations.
 
"He comes after us because we wanted to have people present some type of ID when they go to vote; he wants people just to be able to walk in and vote with no ID."
 
The new rule would make a voter identification card a valid piece of ID and allow registered voters to vouch for others who forgot their ID.
 
"I'm ready to fight an election," stated Sorenson. "We fundraise and do things so that we can get the message out and he doesn't want us to get our message out. The truth is he doesn't have the money to get his message out."
 
The last report from Elections Canada showed the Conservatives raised the most money throughout 2017, $18.9 million, followed by the Liberals at $14.1 million and the NDP at $4.9 million.

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