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The Committee was appointed to identify and conduct a study of viable alternate voting systems to replace the first-past-the-post system, as well as to examine mandatory voting and online voting.
42nd Parliament, 1st Session (December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019) Latest Session

The 42nd Parliament was dissolved on September 11, 2019.

Dissolution occurs when the Governor General, on the advice of the Prime Minister, issues a proclamation putting an end to the current Parliament, which triggers a general election.

In practice, as soon as Parliament is dissolved, all committee activity ceases and, as such, all orders of reference and committee studies lapse. No committee may sit during a dissolution.

The information on these pages refers to committees and their work before Parliament was dissolved.

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On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the House created this Special Committee. Learn about this Committee.

For more information about the Canadian Electoral System, please consult this document: The Canadian Electoral System.

For more information about the different electoral systems, please consult this document: Electoral Systems and Electoral Reform in Canada.

A list of Members of Parliament town hall reports on electoral reform.

A list of briefs submitted by individuals and organizations to the Special Committee.

A report entitled ERRE Modelling with Constraints, as prepared by Byron Weber Becker and Antony Hodgson and submitted to the Special Committee as per the motion adopted on Thursday October 20, 2016.

Special committees are appointed by the House to carry out specific inquiries, studies or other tasks that the House judges to be of special importance. Each special committee is created by means of an order of reference adopted by the House. This motion defines the committee's mandate and usually enumerates its powers, membership and the deadline for submitting its final report. A special committee ceases to exist once its final report has been presented to the House, or at prorogation.