12th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 1st SESSION

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4th Session of the 10th Republican Parliament

Private Motion: Election Campaign Financing

WHEREAS conditions conductive to free, fair and transparent elections are essential to preserving Democracy;

AND WHEREAS various resources are needed to finance and support free, fair and transparent election campaigns;

AND WHEREAS the cost of financing campaigns has increased substantially over decades and sources of campaign finance are not transparent and therefore, a matter of importance to citizens;

AND WHEREAS citizens need to be satisfied that there is fairness and full disclosure with respect to transactions involving the use of public resources by elected representatives in the process of governance;

BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament appoint a Joint Select Committee to propose a legislative framework to govern the financing of election campaigns and to submit its report with recommendations to both Houses of Parliament within six months of its appointment

(By Senator Helen Drayton)

First Debated: 26-Nov-2013
Approved on: 17-Jun-2014
Speakers in the:
Senate
26-Nov-2013 Senate Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (445.2 kb)
Sen. Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie [Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development]
Sen. Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
04-Feb-2014 Senate Debate - Day 2 | Hansard PDF icon (696.6 kb)
Sen. Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Marlene Coudray [Minister of Local Government]
Sen. Anthony Vieira [Independent Senator]
Sen. David Small [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Ganga Singh [Minister of the Environment and Water Resources and Leader of Government Business in the Senate]
25-Feb-2014 Senate Debate - Day 3 | Hansard PDF icon (445.4 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Devant Maharaj [Minister of Food Production]
Sen. Avinash Singh [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Rolph Balgobin [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Embau Moheni [Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security]
Sen. H.R. Ian Roach [Independent Senator]
Sen Elton Prescott, SC [Independent Senator]
02-Apr-2014 Senate Debate - Day 4 | Hansard PDF icon (730.5 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Anand Ramlogan, SC [Attorney General]
Sen. Stuart Young [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. the Hon. Raziah Ahmed [Minister of State in the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe [Opposition Senator]
06-May-2014 Senate Debate - Day 5 | Hansard PDF icon (786.3 kb)
Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Rev. Joy Abdul-Mohan [Independent Senator]
Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh [Opposition Senator]
17-Jun-2014 Senate Debate - Day 6 | Hansard PDF icon (874.5 kb)
Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Ganga Singh [Minister of the Environment and Water Resources and Leader of Government Business in the Senate]
Sen. Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
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