Holding politicians accountable by recall legislation?

With each political scandal in Ontario, I hear demands that different politicians should be replaced. Unfortunately, voters only have this option once every four years. In some places - like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California - voters can "recall" their politicians and hold a new election midterm. I'd like to hear your thought on this idea. 

I introduced a Bill that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. If, within a 60 day period, a voter collected signatures from 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election, their MPP would be subject to a recall election. That MPP could run in the recall election. A recall initiative would not be possible one year before or after a scheduled general election. Do you have any suggestions to improve my Bill?






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answered yes 2014-04-25 16:45:53 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered 2014-04-25 14:48:17 -0400
Q: I introduced a Bill that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. If, within a 60 day period, a voter collected signatures from 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election, their MPP would be subject to a recall election. That MPP could run in the recall election. A recall initiative would not be possible one year before or after a scheduled general election. Do you have any suggestions to improve my Bill?
A: I feel that your bill should allow a longer period of time for signatures to be collected…i.e. 90 days. For some reason, despite the fact that we live in a very technological day, information still travels slowly.
answered yes 2014-04-25 14:46:06 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered 2014-04-06 21:27:53 -0400
Q: I introduced a Bill that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. If, within a 60 day period, a voter collected signatures from 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election, their MPP would be subject to a recall election. That MPP could run in the recall election. A recall initiative would not be possible one year before or after a scheduled general election. Do you have any suggestions to improve my Bill?
A: not at this time
answered yes 2014-04-06 21:26:59 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered yes 2014-04-05 11:33:22 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered yes 2014-04-01 07:08:19 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered yes 2014-04-01 07:08:19 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered 2014-03-31 12:13:42 -0400
Q: I introduced a Bill that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. If, within a 60 day period, a voter collected signatures from 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election, their MPP would be subject to a recall election. That MPP could run in the recall election. A recall initiative would not be possible one year before or after a scheduled general election. Do you have any suggestions to improve my Bill?
A: I think 25% is too low. It should be 30% +
answered yes 2014-03-31 12:11:15 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered yes 2014-03-30 14:15:23 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered yes 2014-03-30 10:11:02 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered 2014-03-29 17:04:06 -0400
Q: I introduced a Bill that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. If, within a 60 day period, a voter collected signatures from 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election, their MPP would be subject to a recall election. That MPP could run in the recall election. A recall initiative would not be possible one year before or after a scheduled general election. Do you have any suggestions to improve my Bill?
A: It is a good idea but keep it simple so it does not cost tax payers a ton of money!
answered yes 2014-03-29 17:01:28 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered yes 2014-03-29 14:11:35 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered yes 2014-03-28 19:40:27 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
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answered yes 2014-03-28 19:38:38 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered yes 2014-03-28 19:26:49 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered 2014-03-28 17:50:28 -0400
Q: I introduced a Bill that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. If, within a 60 day period, a voter collected signatures from 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election, their MPP would be subject to a recall election. That MPP could run in the recall election. A recall initiative would not be possible one year before or after a scheduled general election. Do you have any suggestions to improve my Bill?
A: Not just yet I will think on that one BUT I will get back to you on this one
answered yes 2014-03-28 17:48:36 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered yes 2014-03-28 14:43:29 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered 2014-03-26 13:06:33 -0400
Q: I introduced a Bill that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. If, within a 60 day period, a voter collected signatures from 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election, their MPP would be subject to a recall election. That MPP could run in the recall election. A recall initiative would not be possible one year before or after a scheduled general election. Do you have any suggestions to improve my Bill?
A: Good start.
answered yes 2014-03-26 13:05:28 -0400
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered yes 2014-02-04 16:10:37 -0500
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered 2013-12-29 20:29:20 -0500
Q: I introduced a Bill that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. If, within a 60 day period, a voter collected signatures from 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election, their MPP would be subject to a recall election. That MPP could run in the recall election. A recall initiative would not be possible one year before or after a scheduled general election. Do you have any suggestions to improve my Bill?
A: This seems fair to me.
answered yes 2013-12-29 20:22:35 -0500
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered 2013-11-20 20:56:59 -0500
Q: I introduced a Bill that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. If, within a 60 day period, a voter collected signatures from 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election, their MPP would be subject to a recall election. That MPP could run in the recall election. A recall initiative would not be possible one year before or after a scheduled general election. Do you have any suggestions to improve my Bill?
A: No sounds good!
answered yes 2013-11-20 20:54:18 -0500
Q: One method to replace unaccountable politicians used in places like British Columbia, Wisconsin and California is recall legislation. In those jurisdictions, if voters get a certain number of signatures from people who want to "recall" their elected representative, the politician is subject to a recall election. I've brought forward legislation that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. Do you support this initiative?
A: yes
answered 2013-11-06 15:55:17 -0500
Q: I introduced a Bill that would allow Ontario voters to recall their MPPs. If, within a 60 day period, a voter collected signatures from 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election, their MPP would be subject to a recall election. That MPP could run in the recall election. A recall initiative would not be possible one year before or after a scheduled general election. Do you have any suggestions to improve my Bill?
A: Change to read ,collected signatures from 25% of the number of people eligible to vote in the last election.
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