MP Larry Miller Votes in Favour of the Reform Act

September 25, 2014

MP Larry Miller Votes in Favour of the Reform Act

 

Ottawa, ON – Recently, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, voted in favour of Bill C-586 Reform Act 2014 as it came to a vote at Second Reading in the House of Commons.

 

On September 24th, 2014, the Reform Act was passed at Second Reading in the House of Commons and has since been referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs. The vote resulted in 253 votes in favour of the bill while 17 Members of Parliament voted against the bill. A total of 270 Members voted on the bill.

 

The Reform Act will now move to the committee stage where several amendments are expected to be proposed. Once passed through the House of Commons and the Senate the bill will enforce measures that will greatly enhance the power of local riding associations and backbench Members of Parliament. Furthermore, it will improve party caucuses by establishing a requirement for the party to meet following a General Election and lay out the ground rules for processes such as removal and election of the party leader.

 

“From the outset I have been in favour of Michael Chong’s Reform Act as I believe that it will certainly improve democracy in Canada,” said Miller. “There are several amendments that are expected to be proposed at committee and I do support these changes. I hope that the bill will move quickly through the committee stage and I look forward to voting in favour of C-586 at Third Reading in the House of Commons.”

 

For more information on the Reform Act 2014 please visit; http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6507421&View=0.

 

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