Ask permission before crossing the floor

by Aaron Wherry

The private members’ bill set to be debated tomorrow is C-306, put forward by Mathieu Ravignat, the NDP MP for Pontiac.

This enactment provides that a member’s seat in the House of Commons will be vacated and a by-election called for that seat if the member, having been elected to the House as a member of a political party or as an independent, changes parties or becomes a member of a party, as the case may be. A member’s seat will not be vacated if the member, having been elected as a member of a political party, chooses to sit as an independent.

There have been at least a half dozen attempts at similar legislation on floor crossing. Peter Stoffer’s bill is still alive. Jeff Jedras’ objections probably still stand.




Browse

Ask permission before crossing the floor

  1. Don’t like it. Of course, I dislike anything that increases the relevance of the party a person ran under.

  2. And again we concentrate on trivia….

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *