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2016–17 Report on Plans and Priorities

New Legislation

Legislation Enacted Within the Past Year

Bill Details and Impact
C-586 – An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms) In relevant part, this enactment amends the Canada Elections Act to provide that the chief agent of every party is to report, in writing, to the Chief Electoral Officer the names of the person or persons authorized by the party to endorse prospective candidates. Bill C-586 received Royal Assent on June 23, 2015.

Legislation Before Parliament

The 41st Parliament was dissolved on August 2, 2015, terminating all bills pending before both the House of Commons and the Senate. The 42nd Parliament was convened on December 3, 2015, but at the time of writing this report, no new electoral legislation has been tabled.