Talk about a bold political announcement.
Perhaps in a move to distance himself from the spending scandals of the former premier, Alberta Progressive Conservative party leadership hopeful Jim Prentice introduced an Accountability Act on Thursday.
At the heart of his plan is a scheme to cap the number of years a politician can hold office.
"There will be term limits," Prentice said.
"A limit of two terms for the Premier and three terms for MLAs."
While the United States has term limits for many of its offices at the state and federal level, that this would be the first legislation of its kind anywhere in Canada.
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Prentice isn't the first Canadian politico, however, to put forward this idea.
Former Conservative and Liberal MP Belinda Stronach wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail in 2011 advocating two-term limits in Ottawa, arguing that under our current electoral system an MP's focus is almost entirely on getting re-elected.Read More »from Alberta PC leadership front-runner proposes term limits for MLAs, premier