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, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Lorne Nystrom  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Oct. 28, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Proportional Representation Review ActRoutine Proceedings

October 28th, 2002 / 3:15 p.m.
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NDP

Lorne Nystrom NDP Regina—Qu'Appelle, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-265, an act to provide for a House of Commons committee to study proportional representation in federal elections.

Mr. Speaker, under this bill a report would be prepared by a standing committee of the House of Commons after public hearings regarding proportional representation formulas. A referendum may be held and the question would be whether the electorates favoured replacing the present system we have, which is a first past the post system, with a system proposed by the committee as concurred in by the House. I am sure the Prime Minister of Canada would support this in light of his promise back in 1984.

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