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[15 October 2008] Notes on pages Candidates to swear oaths about not changing political affiliation? page and 6 legal initiatives proposed that Wendy Yuan, the Liberal Party candidate for Vancouver-Kingsway, who pledged to remain a Liberal if elected in Canada’s Federal Election on 14 October, was not elected.

[8 October 2008] Updates to various pages, notably the Candidates to swear oaths about not changing political affiliation? page and 6 legal initiatives proposed page, after Vancouver-Kingsway candidates in Canada’s 40th Federal Election were asked on 7 October to pledge not to change political parties.

[7 September 2008] Updates to various pages, notably the Home page and Controversy over David Emerson’s Switch of Parties page, in light of Mr. Emerson’s decision to not run in Canada’s 40th Federal Election, to be held on 14 October 2008.

[26 March 2008] Addition to Media Legal Links of March 2006 article in Windsor Star by Barbara Yaffe about the Subsection 482(b) Canada Elections Act and Section 3 Charter initiatives.

[14 August 2007] Consistent naming introduced for:

    • The Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons (2004), referred to as the
      • House of Commons Conflict of Interest Code or
      • House of Commons Code.
    • The Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders (1994, revised 2006), referred to as the
      • Public Office Holders Conflict of Interest Code or
      • Public Office Holders Code.

[14 August 2007] Improved description of eight inquiries about the House of Commons Code.

[8 July 2007] Major revision and expansion of web site. The main revision has been the separating out of 18 distinct legal initiatives that were launched or proposed in the spring and summer of 2006. The main expansions have been:

    • Graphical presentations of:
      • The 18 legal initiatives — overview (Figure 1) and breakdown (Table 1).
      • The 8 inquiries about possible violations by Stephen Harper and David Emerson of the House of Commons Conflict of Interest Code — overview (Table 2) and breakdown (Table 3).
    • Extended description of the 20 March 2006 report by Ethics Commissioner Bernard Shapiro into possible violations by Mr. Harper and Mr. Emerson of the House of Commons Code.
    • Analysis of the Federal Accountability Act with respect to David Emerson’s switch of parties.

[25 June 2007] General updating of web pages.

[11 April 2006] Section added on the ability of public to file complaints with the Ethics Commissioner in the proposed Federal Accountability Act, introduced into Parliament today.

[10 April 2006] Web page added on one new legal initiative and three legal proposals (two of them new).

[9 April 2006] Section added on Democracy Watch’s criticisms of the queries posed by MPs Peter Julian, Wayne Easter, and Bryon Wilfert about David Emerson, Stephen Harper and the House of Commons Code.

[9 April 2006] Comments added on Election Canada’s 15 March decision that David Emerson did not violate Subsection 482(b) of the Canada Elections Act.

[9 April 2006] List updated of websites critical of David Emerson’s switch of parties.

[22 March 2006] Material added in particular to three web pages — Home, Subsection 482(b) of the Canada Elections Act, and Downloads — about a 15 March letter from Senior Counsel to the Commissioner of Canada Elections, saying that David Emerson did not violate Subsection 482(b) of the Canada Elections Act.

[22 March 2006] Comparison of Canada Elections Act and Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons Code inquiries extended and updated in light of Senior Counsel’s letter.

[22 March 2006] Vancouver Sun article added to Media legal links web page.

[20 March 2006] Material added to two web pages — Home and Section 8 of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons — about Ethics Commissioner Bernard Shapiro’s report into Stephen Harper, David Emerson, and the House of Commons Conflict of Interest Code.

[14 March 2006] Web site launched.

 
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