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


Michel Boudrias  Bloc

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


Second reading (House), as of Oct. 23, 2017

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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

October 3rd, 2017 / 10 a.m.
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Michel Boudrias Bloc Terrebonne, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-364, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (political financing).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House today to introduce a private member's bill to amend the Canada Elections Act to restore public funding for political parties. This issue was previously debated many times here in the House. With the support of all my colleagues across party lines, I hope that we will finally be able to enhance our collective democracy properly. More importantly, however, I hope we can chase away the dark cloud that is hanging over the ethics of political party financing and restore public confidence in our institution.

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