Private Motion: Election Campaign Financing

Senate - 4th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

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)

26 Nov 2013
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
2. Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie [Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development]
3.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
4 Feb 2014
Senate Debate - Day 2Hansard
6 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
2.Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
3.Senator the Honourable Marlene Coudray [Minister of Local Government]
4.Senator Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
5.Senator David Small [Independent Senator]
6.Mr. Ganga Singh [Minister of the Environment and Water Resources and Leader of Government Business in the Senate]
25 Feb 2014
Senate Debate - Day 3Hansard
6 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator the Honourable Devant Maharaj [Minister of Food Production]
3.Senator Dr. Rolph Balgobin [Independent Senator]
4.Senator the Honourable Embau Moheni [Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security]
5.Senator H.R. Ian Roach [Independent Senator]
6.Senator Elton Prescott SC [Independent Senator]
2 Apr 2014
Senate Debate - Day 4Hansard
4 speakersShow Speakers
2.The Honourable Stuart Young [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
3.Senator the Honourable Raziah Ahmed [Minister of State in the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
6 May 2014
Senate Debate - Day 5Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
2.Senator Rev. Joy Abdul-Mohan [Independent Senator]
3.Senator Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh [Opposition Senator]
17 Jun 2014
Senate Debate - Day 6Hansard
24 For, 0 Against and 0 Abstentions
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh [Opposition Senator]
2.Mr. Ganga Singh [Minister of the Environment and Water Resources and Leader of Government Business in the Senate]
3.Senator Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]