An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (military dependants)

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

Judy Wasylycia-Leis  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of June 21, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

The purpose of this enactment is to amend the Canada Elections Act in order to allow dependants of a member of the Canadian Forces who have attained voting age to choose where they want to vote at elections and to indicate their intention to vote by completing a statement of ordinary residence.

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Canada Elections ActRoutine Proceedings

June 21st, 2006 / 3:45 p.m.
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NDP

Judy Wasylycia-Leis NDP Winnipeg North, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-341, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (military dependants).

Mr. Speaker, I am please to reintroduce the bill which seeks to amend the Canada Elections Act to fully include the dependants of Canadian Forces personnel within the special voting provisions designed to take into consideration their relationship or their relocation away from home communities in the service of their country.

Currently under the act, members of the armed forces, including reserves, are permitted to have their votes counted in their normal home electoral constituency simply by filling out a special residency form.

However, their spouses and other dependants who accompany them on their postings have no such choice and must vote in the ridings in which their partners have been posted.

The purpose of the bill is to remedy this unfairness.

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