An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (foreign contributions)

Sponsor

Blaine Calkins  Conservative

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

Status

Second reading (House), as of June 4, 2018

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Canada Elections Act to prohibit foreign contributions to third parties for election advertising purposes.

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Canada Elections ActRoutine Proceedings

June 4th, 2018 / 7:15 p.m.
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Conservative

Blaine Calkins Conservative Red Deer—Lacombe, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-406, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (foreign contributions).

Madam Speaker, I am certainly pleased to stand in my place. This is the third time in four parliaments that I have been able to have a private member's business item. I am taking this opportunity to address something that every patriot in Canada ought to be concerned about, which is the influence of foreign money coming into third-party organizations and advertising during our federal election campaigns.

I am certainly glad to have a seconder, my colleague from St. Albert—Edmonton, who is also very knowledgeable on this issue. I look forward to the healthy debate on this most important piece of private members' business.

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