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 March 7, 2017

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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

March 7th, 2017 / 10:05 a.m.
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Bloc

Rhéal Fortin Bloc Rivière-du-Nord, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-340, 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 a bill to amend political party financing. This bill will help overcome the mistrust with which many people view politicians by reducing the often undue influence of major donors on the party in power. This bill will also make the votes cast by voters of all parties in all ridings more meaningful.

This fundamentally democratic bill is inspired by Quebec's Act to Govern the Financing of Political Parties, which was passed unanimously in Quebec. I hope this bill will have the support of all parties.

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