moved for leave to introduce Bill C-418, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting in place of a mentally incapacitated elector by power of attorney)
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to introduce my private member's bill, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act.
The proposed amendments would permit an individual to possess a legal power of attorney certificate on behalf of individuals for whom he or she is legally responsible. A case such as this arose during the 2000 federal election in my riding of Cambridge. I encourage all members of the House to support the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)