moved for leave to introduce Bill C-270, an act to amend the Financial Administration Act (session of Parliament).
Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this amendment to the Financial Administration Act is to prevent the kind of abuse this House suffered under the previous Tory government when in 1989 special warrants of the Governor General were used and the regular supply proceedings were thereby avoided.
The purpose of this act is to stop that kind of abuse of Parliament. It will ensure that Governor General warrants may not be used between sessions of Parliament but only after a dissolution of Parliament and before the recall of a new Parliament.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)