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Bill C-559

Michael Chong MPNational Assembly December 2013 vote

My chief problem with bill C-559 is the provision that the House caucus of a party can by majority vote on a secret ballot dismiss the Leader of the Party and then vote in a replacement to serve as interim Leader till the next leadership race.

This means 20 members of the Liberal caucus could vote out Justin Trudue as Leader and put in an interim Leader in his place. That’s just 20 Liberals in the caucus nullifying the votes of 81,736 liberals who voted for Justin Trudue in the leadership race and who represents 65% of all those registered to vote in that election.

In the NDP because they are 60% of the Caucus the NDP Quebec MPs could unite and vote out any Leader they didn’t like and thus in effect have a veto on the leadership of the NDP. So much for it being a NATIONAL party.

It is hereby moved that the Federalist members of Parliament be block voted in the negative on bill C-559 should it go to third reading as currently written.

Furthermore

It is hereby moved that the Federalist party support the following as an amendment to bill C-559.

I would change Mr Chang’s bill so that every registered political party is to have a Chief Election Officer with a term of ten years. Just like they must have an auditor.

There would be two classes of registered parties. The major parties are those that won a seat in Parliament or ran candidates in a majority of the ridings. That would be the following 5 parties Conservative, NDP, Liberal, Bloc Quebecois, and the Green party. The minor parties are all the other registered parties numbering 13 out of the 18 registered parties.

The major parties elect their CEO by a secret ballot of a caucus of their candidates in the last election. For the Conservatives, NDP, Liberals, and Greens this is a caucus of 300 plus members. The Bloc is a caucus of 75. It requires a two-thirds majority to elect and the same to suspended or dismiss.

The minor parties elect the CEO by a secret ballot of their membership. As with the major parties it requires a two-thirds majority to elect and the same to suspend or dismiss.

The vote is Yes / No for each candidate. If the winning candidate did not get the required two-thirds majority the term is for 1 year.

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Michael Chong vs Federalist Party

Coke-vs-Pepsi5Michael Chong’s Bill  vs  Federalist constitution

Bill C-559

National constitution

MC  65.1 Nomination contests shall be held by the registered association for the electoral district to which the nomination relates at a time and date fixed by the association and in accordance with the rules established by the association.

FP  10.2 The National Assembly and the National Congress in regular session by two-thirds majority votes shall pass a Federal Election bylaw to govern all national and nomination elections of the Party.

MC  (c) if applicable, an instrument in writing, signed by the nomination officer of the political party’s electoral district association for the electoral district that states that the prospective candidate is endorsed by the party.

FP  11.3 The Leader shall sign all nomination and Election Canada papers. Any refusal shall mean the automatic and immediate expulsion from the Party.

MC  A prospective candidate for a political party in an electoral district must be endorsed by the nomination officer of the party’s electoral district association of the party in that electoral district.

FP  10.5 There shall be a Federal Election Officer (FEO). This officer shall be responsible for the conduct of all national and nomination elections and the administration of the Party’s registered voters list.

MC  (2) The nomination officer referred to in subsection (1) shall be appointed by the members of the electoral district association by a majority vote.

FP  10.6 The Federal Election Officer is elected by a two-thirds majority vote of the National Congress in regular session with a concurring two-thirds majority vote of the National Assembly. This officer can be removed by the same vote in the Assembly and Congress. The term of office shall be for 10 years.

MC  (i) a leadership review may be initiated by the submission of a written notice to the caucus chair signed by at least 15% of the members of the party’s caucus,
(ii) a leadership review is to be conducted by secret ballot, with the result to be determined by a majority vote of the caucus members present at a meeting of the caucus, and
(iii) if a majority of caucus members present at the meeting referred to in subparagraph (ii) vote to replace the leader of the party, a second vote of the caucus shall be conducted immediately by secret ballot to appoint a person to serve as the interim leader of the party until a new leader has been duly elected by the party.

FP  5.8 By a majority vote in the National Assembly and an absolute majority in the National Congress in regular session any member may be suspended or dismissed from the Federal Council. This can also dismiss or suspend the Leader or Deputy leader.

MC  49.2 A member of a caucus may only be expelled from it if
(a) the caucus chair has received a written notice signed by at least 15% of the members of the caucus requesting that the member’s membership be reviewed at a meeting of the caucus; and
(b) the expulsion of the member is approved by a majority vote by secret ballot of the caucus members present at that meeting.

49.4 (1) After every general election or following the death, incapacity, resignation or removal of the chair of a caucus in accordance with subsection (2), a chair shall be elected by a majority vote by secret ballot of the members of that caucus who are present at a meeting of the caucus.

(b) the removal of the chair is approved by a majority vote by secret ballot of the caucus members present at that meeting.

FP  11.4 The House caucus shall consist of all Party members who are members of the House of Commons. The caucus by an absolute two-thirds majority vote can suspend an MP from caucus. The Senate caucus shall be the same as the House caucus with the two making the Parliament caucus.
11.5 The House leader shall be elected by a secret vote of the House caucus. The runner-up in such a vote becomes deputy House leader. These two officers are members of the Federal Council. The Party caucus in the Senate shall do the same.

Michael Chong

Michael Chong MPMichael Chong MP for Wellington—Halton Hills has introduced a private members bill story here.

If you wont to change our politics you must first change the political parties.

I sent Mr. Chong the following email.

I read with interest about your private members bill it mirrors what has been done in the provisional constitution of the Federalist party of Canada.
The National Assembly is the members of the party who’ve registered to vote in the Assembly. The National congress is the candidates for the House of Commons. I think you might be interested in the following articles from the constitution.

5.8 By a majority vote in the National Assembly and an absolute majority in the National Congress in regular session any member may be suspended or dismissed from the Federal Council. This can also dismiss or suspend the Leader or Deputy leader.

11.3 The Leader shall sign all nomination and Election Canada papers. Any refusal shall mean the automatic and immediate expulsion from the Party.

11.4 The House caucus shall consist of all Party members who are members of the House of Commons. The caucus by an absolute two-thirds majority vote can suspend an MP from caucus. The Senate caucus shall be the same as the House caucus with the two making the Parliament caucus.

11.5 The House leader shall be elected by a secret vote of the House caucus. The runner-up in such a vote becomes deputy House leader. These two officers are members of the Federal Council. The Party caucus in the Senate shall do the same.

12.3 Key resolutions need two third majorities to be passed in the National Assembly, National Congress, and the Federal council. Key resolutions are motioned in the National policy committee. These resolutions form the National Party Platform and are binding upon a Federalist government and all Federalist MPs. Each Federalist MP can vote as they choose in the House of Commons. They may vote against a key resolution without penalty a number of times in each Parliament equal to the number of times they have been elected to the Commons.

Thanks Barry.