Tory MP Chong casts Reform Act as panacea to Canada’s ‘democratic deficit’


Michael Chong and Jay Hill engage in spirited debate on reforming Parliament at Manning Networking Conference.

Conservative MP Michael Chong’s private member’s bill C-591, the Reform Act, would amend the Canada Elections Act to give all party caucuses the power to trigger a leadership review based on a written notice to their respective caucus chairs signed by 15 per cent of caucus membership. Members would be able to remove a leader and elect an interim leader based on a simple majority through a secret ballot. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Chris Plecash

PUBLISHED : Saturday, March 1, 2014 1:42 AM

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