Bill 75, Putting Voters First (Election Amendment) Act, 2016

Bisson, Gilles

Current Status: Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly

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Bill 75                                                          2016

An Act to amend the Election Act

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

   1.  Section 96.1 of the Election Act is amended by adding the following clause:

   (f)  apply for, accept or agree to accept any valuable consideration or office or employment in connection with agreeing to become a candidate, refraining from becoming a candidate or withdrawing his or her candidacy.

Commencement

   2.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

   3.  The short title of this Act is the Putting Voters First (Election Amendment) Act, 2016.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Bill amends the Election Act to prohibit a person from accepting or applying for a bribe to become a candidate in an election, to refrain from doing so or to withdraw as a candidate in an election.

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