An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (date of general election)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Peter Stoffer  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Sept. 22, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Canada Elections Act to provide that, subject to an earlier dissolution of Parliament, a general election must be held on the third Monday in September in the fourth calendar year following polling day for the last general election, with the first general election after this enactment comes into force being held on Monday, September 21, 2009.

The enactment also provides that the Chief Electoral Officer may recommend an alternate day if the day set for polling is not suitable.

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Canada Elections ActRoutine Proceedings

September 22nd, 2006 / 12:10 p.m.
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NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-353, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (date of general election).

Mr. Speaker, this enactment amends the Canada Elections Act to provide that, subject to an earlier dissolution of Parliament, a general election must be held on the third Monday in September in the fourth calendar year following polling day for the last general election, with the first general election after this enactment coming into force being held on Monday, September 21, 2009. This change would allow the Chief Electoral Officer to recommend an alternate day if the day set for polling is not suitable.

This bill would enhance democracy in our country. We would like to see speedy passage of the bill.

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