REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

has the honour to present its

TWELFTH REPORT


Your Committee, to which was referred Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act, has, in obedience to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 21, 2007, examined the said Bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Title: Delete the words:

“and the Public Service Employment Act”.

2. Page 2, clause 5: Delete from line 36 the words:

“date of birth”.

3. Page 6, clause 13:

(a) Delete on lines 14 and 15 the words:

“address and date of birth”; and

(b) Add on line 14, after the word “name” the words:

“and address”.

4. Page 7, clause 18: Replace line 35 with the following:

“does not indicate an elector’s sex or date of birth.”.

5. Page 13, clause 28: Replace lines 11 to 16 of the French text with the following:

i.1) sur demande, et à intervalles minimaux de trente minutes, fournit aux représentants des candidats, sur le formulaire prescrit et selon les directives du directeur général des élections, l’identité des électeurs ayant exercé leur droit de vote le jour du scrutin à l’exclusion de celle des électeurs s’étant inscrit le jour même;
 

i.2) sur demande, après la fermeture du bureau de vote par anticipation, fournit aux représentants des candidats, sur le formulaire prescrit et selon les directives du directeur général des élections, l’identité des électeurs ayant exercé leur droit de vote ce jour-là, à l’exclusion de celle des électeurs s’étant inscrit le jour même;”.

6. Page 13, clause 28: Replace lines 12 to 17 with the following:

“(i.1) on request, and at intervals of no less than 30 minutes, provide to a candidate’s representative, on the prescribed form and as directed by the Chief Electoral Officer, the identity of every elector who has exercised his or her right to vote on polling day, excluding that of electors who registered on that day;

(i.2) on request, after the close of the advance polling station, provide to a candidate’s representative, on the prescribed form and as directed by the Chief Electoral Officer, the identity of every elector who has exercised his or her right to vote on that day excluding that of electors who registered on that day; and”.

7. Delete clause 40, page 16.

8. Delete clause 41, page 17.

9. Page 17, clause 42: Replace line 8 with the following:

42. (1) Despite subsection 554(1) of the Canada Elections Act, sections 3, 6, 8 and 9, subsection”.

10. Page 17, clause 42: Replace line 9 with the following:

10(2), sections 11, 12, 14 to 16, 20 to 27, 28 (f), (g) (h) and (i), 29 to 33 and”.

11. Page 17, clause 42: Replace line 23 with the following:

17 to 19, 28 (i.1) and (i.2) and 34 come into force ten months”.

Respectfully submitted,

DONALD H. OLIVER


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