Dear Mr. Prentice

http://wwjim-prenticew.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/4-challenges-facing-jim-prentice-1.2758876

Here’s an idea for Premier Prentice. This is a proposed policy resolution.

Introduction
Non-voting members of the House of Commons
Under the standing orders of the House of Commons there shall be created a class of members called House delegates who can motion and debate but have no seat on any committee and no vote in the House of Commons.

Be it resolved
Delegates can be created by an absolute two-thirds majority vote (206) of the Commons. These delegates have a term of office for the duration of that parliament. A House delegate called a Member-emeritus can be created by an absolute three quarters majority vote (231) of the Commons. A Member-emeritus serves for the duration of five parliaments starting with the one in which they are created. All Speakers of the House become a Member-emeritus for life in the Parliament after they retire.

Be it further resolved
There shall be ex-official House delegates who are any member of the Council of Ministers or the Council of Opposition who does not have a seat in the House of Commons. Furthermore both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition shall only be House delegates. If they are members of the House of Commons at the time of appointment as Prime minister or Leader of the opposition they then shall resign that seat in the House of Commons. Also if any leader of an official political party does not have a seat in the House of Commons they shall become a delegate member of the Commons. The status of an official political party shall be granted to any party, which got 5% or more of the popular vote
in the last election or who has 1% or more of the membership in the House of Commons.

By appointment as Premier of Alberta Mr. Prentice also becomes an Assembly delegate in the Alberta legislature. As for his idea for terms limits from the Federalist party’s constitution and Bylaws.

11.0 The Party shall hold a leadership election no earlier then 3 years after the last vote and no later then 6 years after the last leadership election. The winner is elected Leader of the Party and the runner-up as the Deputy leader.

11.1 It is a vote in the National Congress in regular session that sets the month for the leadership vote. The Leader may serve at most 3 terms as Leader of the Party.

That members of the Federalist party be barred from running for the party’s nomination for the House of Commons if they have served as an MP in 6 Parliaments or have been the Federalist’s candidate 8 times.

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