A petition to force elected officials to do their “job”, otherwise they may be terminated

News 5 February, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Olivier Charbonneau

    Monday, February 5, 2018 18:07

    Monday, February 5, 2018 18:07

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    A petition unusual has just been launched on the site of the House of commons. A citizen of British Columbia has taken advantage of the resumption of work, to request that elected officials are required by law to respond to their electoral promises, without which their constituents will dismiss them.

    “Canadians need to be able to believe that their government will fulfil the promises and mandates for which he was elected,” one can read in the wording of the petition.

    To get there, the instigator of the petition, Doll, proposes that a law be passed to allow electors to revoke the mandate of their elected.

    Its page on Facebook, she cites the example of British Columbia, the only province that has adopted this kind of mechanism.

    Since 1995, in fact, an elected british columbian, may be forced to resign if 40 % of his constituents make the request to the director-general of the provincial elections. In 23 years, Paul Reitsma is the only member who has been relieved of his duties in this way. He had written open letters under false names to boast of his achievements. The liberal Party of British Columbia had even expelled from his caucus before being permanently shown the door by his constituents.

    Filed a week ago, the petition has so far collected 1500 signatures. It will be open until the end of may and she will be subsequently filed in the Room.

    But hey, 1500 signatures out of 35 million Canadians is equal to approximately 0.004% of the total population in the country. If it remains like that, the bad elected officials can continue to not keep their promises with peace of mind.

    You can find it here.

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