moved for leave to introduce Bill C-269, an act to establish the right of electors to recall members of Parliament.
Mr. Speaker, of course this is a fairly scary piece of legislation for some members of the House who cannot come to grips with the fact that the voters who actually put them in this place should also have the right to remove them if they are not performing.
The bill would introduce the right of recall as is done in other jurisdictions like California, which, I might mention, has not recalled anybody for maybe 25 years. It is effective to have it there as a tool.
I look forward to a meaningful debate on the legislation.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)