BILL NO. 65
3rd Session, 62nd General Assembly
65 Elizabeth II, 2016
Private Member's Bill
Democratic Renewal Act
The Honourable Sterling Belliveau
First Reading: November 4, 2016
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
3 No later than December 31, 2016, and every 10 years thereafter, a democratic renewal commission must be appointed and issued terms of reference by a select committee of the Assembly constituted to appoint the members of the commission.
(b) consider means of promoting democratic renewal, which must include consideration of alternatives to the existing system of voting for members of the Assembly, including proportional representation, mixed-member proportional representation, single transferable balloting, multiple-member constituencies, or combinations thereof;
(2) Where the Assembly is not sitting when the report is completed, the report must be filed with the Clerk of the Assembly and the Premier, or the Premier's designate, shall table the report in the Assembly within 10 days after the Assembly next sits.
(3) Within 10 sitting days after the report is tabled in the Assembly pursuant to subsection (1) or (2), the Government of the Province shall introduce legislation to implement the recommendations contained in the report.
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