Cowichan MP’s election period cap suggestion adopted

Efforts by Alistair MacGregor, MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, have not gone unnoticed.

  • Oct. 21, 2016 3:00 p.m.

Efforts by Alistair MacGregor, MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, have not gone unnoticed.

MacGregor introduced Bill C-279 earlier this year to ensure that governments cannot set an election period longer than 46 days in order to raise spending limits for campaigns.

On Sept. 28, Canada’s Chief Electoral officer recommended a list of changes to the electoral system and specifically cited putting a maximum of 45-50 days on an electoral period.

The MP was delighted at such high level support.

“This change is needed for a healthy democracy to thrive,” MacGregor said.