An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Canada Elections Act (fixed election dates)

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

Sponsor

Jim Pankiw  Canadian Alliance

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

Status

Not active, as of Dec. 12, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Parliament of Canada ActRoutine Proceedings

December 12th, 2001 / 3:15 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Jim Pankiw Canadian Alliance Saskatoon—Humboldt, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-421, an act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Canada Elections Act (fixed election dates).

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to introduce this bill entitled an act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Canada Elections Act (fixed election dates).

The purpose of the bill is to fix federal elections to take place on the third Monday of June every four years. If the bill is passed, the next federal election would be held on June 16, 2003. What this bill would do is bring consistency and accountability to the election process and prevent the current Liberal practice of manipulating election dates for crass political opportunistic reasons by timing them with major government spending announcements for example.

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