Expanded Voting Opportunities Act

An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in December 2009.


Steven Fletcher  Conservative


Second reading (House), as of June 12, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Canada Elections Act to increase the number of days of advance polling.


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Canada Elections ActRoutine Proceedings

June 12th, 2009 / 12:05 p.m.
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Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia Manitoba


Steven Fletcher ConservativeMinister of State (Democratic Reform)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-40, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act.

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

June 11th, 2009 / 5:05 p.m.
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Robert Bouchard Bloc Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, QC

Mr. Chairman, I am going to share my time with my colleague. But first I would like to ask another question.

Let us talk about coordination. Three agencies have a role to play under Bill C-27: the Competition Bureau, the CRTC and the Privy Council. When the minister last appeared before the committee, he told us that a coordination agency would be set up and that it would not be very large. I would like to hear your views on this. You mentioned that each organization should have a specific mandate. I understood you to say that it will be important to assign a clear mandate to each organization. Is Bill C-27 clear enough in terms of coordination?

June 11th, 2009 / 10:30 a.m.
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Jim Karygiannis Liberal Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

So we are again generating another set of stateless Canadians. Bill C-37 just doesn't work.