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Private Member’s Bill
41st Parliament, 1st Session
June 2, 2011 - September 13, 2013
Text of the Bill
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An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (political affiliation)
Last Stage Completed
Introduction and First Reading in the House of Commons (2011-09-30)
Progress: Introduction and First Reading in the House of Commons
Further Reading
Reading List
  • A Note on Party Switchers. Morton, Desmond. Canadian Parliamentary Review, 29:4-8, Summer 2006
  • Crossing the Floor, Conflict of Interest and the Parliament of Canada Act. Gussow, David. Canadian Parliamentary Review, 29: 9-11, Summer 2006
  • Modest steps toward reform [electronic resource] : a review of post-Emerson initiatives to curtail floor crossing. Stiles, Cameron. National journal of constitutional law, 30:171-87, June 2012
  • Proportionally Reconciling Floor-Crossing with Conflicting Charter Rights: a Proposal for Regulating the Practice.. Eltis, Karen. National Journal of Constitutional Law, 22: 215-43, Aug. 2003
  • Rules are not enough : how can we enforce ethical principles?. Turnbull, Lori. Journal of parliamentary and political law, 1:351-67 , March 2012
Party Press Releases
  • NDP bill would ban floor-crossing (NDP)
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