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)