moved for leave to introduce Bill C-267, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act (registration of political parties).
Mr. Speaker, this is the reintroduction of a private member's bill which was introduced in the last session. The bill addresses the problem of the 50 candidate rule which, as most members will know, was struck down by a court in Ontario. The court in Ontario said that two members would make a party. There are 12 in my bill, consistent with what we do here in the House.
I hope members will enjoy debating the issue.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)