Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Updates to Library of Parliament Summaries

The Library of Parliament has recently updated 2 documents I have mentioned in the past:
  • Electoral reform initiatives in Canadian provinces, revised June 12, 2006: "Discussion about electoral reform in Canada is not new. Every time the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system returns a lopsided or distorted result, including the under-representation of women and minorities, there are renewed calls for reform. As a result, five provinces have recently undertaken studies to see whether reform of the electoral system might help to alleviate Canada’s 'democratic deficit'." First mentioned in the January 3, 2006 post Electoral Law Resources on the Internet
  • Bill C-2: The Federal Accountability Act, 21 April 2006, revised 23 June 2006: "Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability (the Federal Accountability Act) was given first reading in the House of Commons on 11 April 2006. The bill makes a series of amendments to existing legislation and proposes two new Acts, in diverse areas that are generally linked to political accountability. The bill’s short title, the Federal Accountability Act, is the name under which it became known as part of the Conservative Party of Canada’s platform in the recent election campaign." Major changes made to this legislative summary since April are in bold. First mentioned in the July 1, 2006 post Recent Library of Parliament Publications on Access to Information
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