An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (home voting for seniors)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.


Mario Silva  Liberal

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


Introduced, as of Nov. 5, 2010
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the Canada Elections Act to allow electors who are 65 years of age or older to vote at home.


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Canada Elections ActRoutine Proceedings

November 5th, 2010 / 12:10 p.m.
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Mario Silva Liberal Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-591, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (home voting for seniors).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to introduce a bill that would allow voters over 65 years of age to vote at home. If requested by a senior who might not otherwise be able to leave the home to vote, an election officer could assist a senior citizen in performing his or her most treasured civic duty.

I urge all my colleagues in the House to support this bill, and in doing so, recognize the importance of senior Canadians to our civic fabric.

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