An Act to amend the Referendum Act

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


Lorne Nystrom  NDP

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


Not active, as of June 17, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


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Referendum ActRoutine Proceedings

June 17th, 2002 / 3:05 p.m.
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Lorne Nystrom NDP Regina—Qu'Appelle, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-478, an act to amend the Referendum Act.

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of the bill is to amend the Referendum Act to allow a referendum in this country on any change of the electoral system. I am thinking primarily of the move in this country now by a lot of people to bring in a measure of proportional representation so that people have a parliament that reflects how they vote right across the country.

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