An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (political financing)

Sponsor

Rhéal Fortin  Bloc

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

Status

Introduced, as of Dec. 6, 2016

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Canada Elections Act regarding the contribution limits and the computation of the fund paid to registered political parties. It also makes a consequential amendment to the Income Tax Act as to the eligible amount of a monetary contribution made to a registered party, a registered association or a candidate.

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Canada Elections ActRoutine Proceedings

December 6th, 2016 / 10:05 a.m.
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Bloc

Rhéal Fortin Bloc Rivière-du-Nord, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-327, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (political financing).

Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to introduce an important bill amending political party financing legislation. This bill will help lessen people's distrust of politicians by reducing the often undue influence of major donors over the party in power.

As recommended by the former chief electoral officer, Mr. Kingsley, this bill will reduce political financing contribution limits, thus enabling all voters of all parties and in all ridings to make their votes truly meaningful.

This fundamentally democratic bill is inspired by Quebec's Act to Govern the Financing of Political Parties, which was adopted unanimously by the National Assembly. I hope that all parties will support it.

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