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Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada on the 39th General Election of January 23, 2006


Appendix IV – Amendments to the Canada Elections Act Introduced Between June 29, 2004, and November 29, 2005


Bill Title Stage
House Government Bills
C-36 An Act to change the boundaries of the Acadie–Bathurst and Miramichi electoral districts Received royal assent – February 24, 2005
C-43 An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 23, 2005 Received royal assent – June 29, 2005
C-63 An Act to amend An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act
  • 1st reading – September 28, 2005
  • 2nd reading and debate – October 17, 2005
  • Referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs – October 18, 2005
  • Reported with amendment – November 18, 2005
Private Members' Bills
C-224 An Act to amend the Referendum Act (reform of the electoral system of Canada) 1st reading – October 18, 2004
C-226 An Act to provide for a House of Commons committee to study proportional representation in federal elections 1st reading – October 18, 2004
C-261 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voter and candidate age) Negatived – June 8, 2005
C-297 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (candidate selection) 1st reading – November 19, 2004
C-302 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Kitchener–Wilmot–Wellesley–Woolwich (changed to "Kitchener–Conestoga") Received royal assent – February 24, 2005
C-304 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Battle River (changed to "Westlock–St. Paul") Received royal assent – February 24, 2005
C-312 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (appointment of returning officers)

2nd reading, referred to Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs – June 22, 2005

Committee meetings:

  • September 29, 2005
  • October 4, 2005
  • October 6, 2005

Reported with amendments – November 18, 2005

C-318 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (military dependants) 1st reading – December 13, 2004
C-323 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Welland (changed to "Niagara South–Centre") 1st reading – February 7, 2005
C-324 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (public information programs) 1st reading – February 9, 2005
C-336 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of New Westminster–Coquitlam (changed to "New Westminster–Coquitlam–Port Moody") 1st reading – February 22, 2005
C-337 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (telephone, fax and Internet service to campaign offices) 1st reading – February 23, 2005
C-356 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Sackville–Eastern Shore (changed to "Sackville–Preston–Eastern Shore") 1st reading – March 24, 2005
C-403 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Toronto–Danforth (changed to "Danforth–East York–Riverdale") 1st reading – June 7, 2005
C-406 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Cambridge (changed to "Cambridge–North Dumfries") 1st reading – June 15, 2005
C-416 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Nickel Belt (changed to "Sudbury–Nipissing") 1st reading – June 22, 2005
C-429 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry (changed to "Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry Sud") 1st reading – October 19, 2005
Senate Bills
S-22 An Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act (mandatory voting)

1st reading – December 9, 2004

Debates at 2nd reading:

  • February 9, 2005
  • March 10, 2005
  • April 21, 2005
  • May 17, 2005
  • June 8, 2005

Dropped from the Order Paper – October 18, 2005