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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  • Maedla Glasser
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  • Aleks Karanovic
    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
  • Colleen Weber
    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.
  • Colleen Weber
    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
  • May McBeath
    answered yes 2014-04-16 19:10:20 -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
  • Adele Stevens
    answered yes 2014-04-09 09:55:34 -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
  • Melody Parker
    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
  • Melody Parker
    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
  • Tammy Clough
    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
  • Debbie Gibson
    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
  • Debbie Gibson
    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
  • Tom Reid
    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% +
  • Tom Reid
    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
  • Blair Baker
    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
  • Harry Terhune
    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
  • Rudy Dyck
    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!
  • Rudy Dyck
    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
  • Vicki Davis
    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
  • Heather McBride
    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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  • Heather McBride
    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
  • Neil MacLennan
    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
  • Jason Dinelle
    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
  • Jason Dinelle
    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
  • Mike McGinnis
    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
  • Gregory Latiak
    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.
  • Gregory Latiak
    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
  • Marco Gregoris
    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
  • Dan Adams
    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.
  • Dan Adams
    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