Democratic Local Nomination Act

On Thursday, November 13th, 2014 in Get Involved
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Democratic Local Nomination ActSince 1970, the Canada Elections Act has established the formal roles and responsibilities of political parties and their leaders in federal elections, including the requirement that the leader of a political party or their designated representative sign the nomination papers for a prospective candidate. This requirement was originally intended to ensure that the prospective candidate was properly authorized by that party, but has subsequently been used by party leaders to exert power over prospective candidates, as well as elected Members of Parliament, and to overrule the preferences of local electoral district associations.

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40 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.

We call upon the House of Commons to stand up for democracy by supporting the passage of Bill C-503, the Democratic Local Nomination Act, which amends the Canada Elections Act to require that, where a political party has an electoral district association in a riding, a prospective candidate for the riding must have their nomination papers signed by the chief executive officer and by one board member of the electoral district association in order to stand as that party’s candidate.

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