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)