Proportional Representation Review Act

An Act to provide for a House of Commons committee to study proportional representation in federal elections

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.

Sponsor

Lorne Nystrom  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of March 29, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Proportional Representation Review ActRoutine Proceedings

March 29th, 2001 / 10:10 a.m.
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NDP

Lorne Nystrom NDP Regina—Qu'Appelle, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-322, an act to provide for a House of Commons committee to study proportional representation in federal elections.

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of the bill is to begin a study of the idea of proportional representation in terms of changing the voting system in Canada. We are one of few countries in the world that does not use some measure of PR.

The purpose of the bill is to look into what model might be appropriate and then put that model before the Canadian people.

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