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 2013-12-12 11:12:52 -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.
answered yes 2013-11-06 15:45:08 -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 15:25:50 -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 is common sense, a no brainer lets get it done
answered yes 2013-11-06 15:24:36 -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 yes 2013-11-03 08:51:26 -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 yes 2013-10-31 14:03:22 -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 2013-10-31 09:14:46 -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: no
answered yes 2013-10-31 09:12:22 -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 2013-10-31 09:09:53 -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 yes 2013-10-31 08:53:59 -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 2013-10-30 23:21:34 -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
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