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)