Private Motion: Election Campaign Financing

Senate - 2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS financial support for election campaigns is necessary for a healthy multi-party democracy;

AND WHEREAS the electorate needs to be satisfied that all viable political parties contest elections under conditions which are fair and transparent;

AND WHEREAS the issue of election financing has been the subject of widespread public concern during the last thirty years in this country;

BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament appoint a Joint Select Committee to consider establishing 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 Prof. Ramesh Deosaran)

3 Feb 2009
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Dr. Ramesh Deosaran [Independent Senator]
2.Senator Laurel Lezama-Lee Sing [Government Senator]
3.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
4.Senator Corinne Baptiste-McKnight [Independent Senator]
5.Senator Dr. Carson Charles [Opposition Senator]
10 Mar 2009
Senate Debate - Day 2Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator the Honourable Tina Gronlund-Nunez [Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning, Housing and the Environment]
2.Senator Mohammed Faisal Rahman [Opposition Senator]
3.Senator Subhas Ramkhelawan [Independent Senator]
24 Mar 2009
Senate Debate - Day 3Hansard
Vote taken: 14 for, 14 absentions
6 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator the Honourable Dr. Emily Gaynor Dick-Forde [Minister of Planning, Housing and the Environment]
2.Senator Basharat Ali [Independent Senator]
3.Senator Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
4.Senator Dana Seetahal SC [Independent Senator]
5.Senator the Honourable Conrad Enill [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]
6.Senator Dr. Ramesh Deosaran [Independent Senator]