Never mind civility, first free the backbench MP
The government moves to limit debate
Andrew Young objects to the idea of a one-time pact to reform the electoral system on different grounds.
I can think of nothing worse than changing the rules of a
The NDP tries to improve decorum
An email from the Joyce Murray campaign yesterday: Ms. Murray is pleased with the latest endorsement of a one-time electoral pact.
The Pundits Agree: Cooperation Only Way To Defeat Harper
The case against a one-time pact to bury first-past-the-post
Tim Harper notes the eerie silence around the nation’s legislatures.
Anecdotally, it appears Canadians don’t much care about this and that’s why leaders feel they can get away with it.
Here is a copy of the letter Elizabeth May sent to opposition MPs about a pact for electoral reform.
In December, Elizabeth May apparently wrote a letter to New Democrats, Liberals and independent MP Bruce Hyer to discuss ways that opposition MPs might cooperate for the purposes of electoral
The Liberal leadership contender writes to party members with his thoughts on democratic reform.
If elected, my proposal would be to reform Canada’s electoral system by changing our voting process
Conservative backbencher Brent Rathgeber goes off message, suggests free votes for all MPs
Chris Selley calls for a move to a ranked ballot.
In the longer term, however, there is a simple and bloody obvious solution to all of this, which is to
Michael Ignatieff worries.
“I think something really bad has happened to parliamentary democracies all over the world — not just in my country, Canada. What’s happened is increasing power to
Kady O’Malley suggests the time allotted for statements by members be moved (in my opinion, if members’ statements are to be reformed they’ll either have to be moved or eliminated
Stephane Dion’s speech on electoral reform to the Green party convention this past weekend.
The text is here. Mr. Dion previously explained his idea here.
After Michael Chong’s motion to reform QP was passed at second reading during the last Parliament, the Procedure and House Affairs Committee began a study—transcript here—of his proposals. Unfortunately, that
Bruce Hyer is resurrecting his October 2010 proposal to randomize seating in the House of Commons.
“We would no longer be sitting in hockey teams, with our coaches dying to