To achieve this objective, many reforms are necessary. The following is a sample of the reforms that we support:
• Citizen-initiated recall
• Attendance in House of Commons
• Referendum on the senate
• Prohibit omnibus bills
• E-petitions that bypass MPs
• Vote of the people on legislation
• Binding national vote of non-confidence on the PM and/or the Federal Government
Recall of all elected federal officials by their constituents based on reasonable and attainable recall requirements.
ATTENDANCE IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
Require the Prime Minister to be present in the House of Commons during question and answer period and all scheduled sittings for a minimum percentage per year or face penalties
REFERENDUM ON THE SENATE
Conduct a national binding referendum on the Senate with three possible outcomes: no change to Senate; elected Senate; absolve the Senate
PROHIBIT OMNIBUS BILLS
Omnibus bills would be prohibited from being put forth in the House of Commons. Instead, only legislation pertaining to a single Act would be considered at a time.
E-PETITIONS THAT BYPASS MPS
The Canadian people would be permitted to bypass Members of the Parliament if an e-petition has at least 50,0000 Canadian electorate supporters. The authors of these e-petitions with enough electoral support would be permitted to present the e-petitions in Parliament for a vote of the House of Commons.
VOTE OF THE PEOPLE ON LEGISLATION
The Canadian people would be permitted to vote on any legislation before the House of Commons. At least 150,000 members of the Canadian electorate would be required to trigger a national vote on legislation, and they would have 8 months to attain the necessary number of members. There would be no quorum on the actual vote, and the vote by the electorate would be determined by the 50% plus 1 rule. In addition, the outcome of the vote would override any corresponding vote in the House of Commons. Further, the vote would be conducted electronically if integrity of the vote permits, and if not, the vote would be conducted by traditional means.
BINDING NATIONAL REFERENDA of NON-CONFIDENCE ON THE PM and/or the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
1 year following a federal election and at least 1 year prior to a scheduled general election, the Canadian people would be permitted to a vote of non-confidence on the Prime Minister and/or the federal government. The 50% plus 1 rule and no quorum would determine the outcome of the vote. This binding vote would be triggered by a petition of at least 6,000,000 members of the Canadian electorate.
For related policies, see our Cronyism policy and Electoral policy.
Created: 2014-01-02; last updated: 2018-03-25
The NCA Governmental Reform Policy is part of the NCA Founding Document. Therefore, this policy was not subject to a membership vote.
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