An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Canada Post Corporation Act (use of resources by members)

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Alex Atamanenko  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Parliament of Canada Act to prohibit the members of the House of Commons from using funds, goods, services or premises made available to them for the carrying out of parliamentary functions to support or oppose the appointment or the election of a person to the board of directors of the Canadian Wheat Board or to that of any federal body. It also amends the Canada Post Corporation Act to prohibit those members from transmitting mail free of postage for the same purpose.

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Parliament of Canada Act
Routine Proceedings

June 23rd, 2011 / 10:10 a.m.
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NDP

Alex Atamanenko British Columbia Southern Interior, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-258, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Canada Post Corporation Act (use of resources by members).

Mr. Speaker, this is a reintroduction of a previous bill I had. It comes as a result of tampering with previous board of director elections at the Canadian Wheat Board. It says that MPs should not interfere with any democratic process, such as electoral processes, of any organization such as the Canadian Wheat Board or other crown corporations. It is my hope that we will ensure that does not happen.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)