Resigning Members and Defectors

A Member who voluntarily resigns should not be entitled to a …

Resolution #60: Resigning Members and Defectors (Official French version)

A Member who voluntarily resigns should not be entitled to a severance package or a transition bonus. A CPQ government will abolish these payments upon a voluntary resignation.

When an elector votes in an election. They chooses as a representative not only one of their co-citizens, but also a political party. This is why many believe that there is a moral contract between the elected representative and the constituents who gave them a mandate based on a specific political agenda.

In order to restore the people's confidence in their representatives, A CPQ government proposes to modify the Elections Act. The amendment will require an official elected under the banner of a given political party to resign should they decide to change political affiliation before the end of their mandate.