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)