So the Liberal leader is going to make amends. Now what?
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.
A possible compromise to end Theresa Spence’s hunger strike
Ned Franks considers the early days of the 41st Parliament.
“I would have thought they would have changed, and stopped their approach to Parliamentary business as warfare by any other
Why Harper is not creating a formally elected Senate
Ned Franks considers the circumstances of the rogue Senate page.
Brigette DePape’s breaking of the rules governing the behaviour of the staff of Parliament was not civil disobedience. She was
Ned Franks considers that which Stephen Harper considers debatable.
Parliamentary expert Ned Franks dismissed Harper’s comments as “constitutional nonsense.” “There’s only one requirement for being the government and that is
The Canadian Press checks Mr. Harper’s understanding of the constitution.
A government must have the confidence of the House of Commons in order to remain legitimate. But if Harper’s Conservatives
Before tonight’s debates, here is last night’s discussion on The Agenda. It’s a good thing they kept Ned Franks and I in separate cities, otherwise we would’ve come to blows
The Star sizes up a potential campaign.
The swirling ethical questions were enough to prompt Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff to say he would be “delighted” to challenge the Tories’ democratic
Ned Franks considers yesterday’s two rulings together with last year’s ruling on detainee documents.
Parliamentary procedure expert Ned Franks said no government in Canadian history has been cited so many
Ned Franks considers House attendance.
For most of the time, our House of Commons is like Canada itself: a vast sparsely populated tract dotted with isolated human settlements. Is this
For their assistance when I was putting together last week’s piece on the House—and for the indispensable sites they respectively maintain—I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Michael Mulley
Bea Vongdouangchanh looks at one of the primary gaps in the legislative process.
“There’s just a need for Parliamentarians to have more information as to what they’re signing off on,
Ned Franks, the dean of parliamentary scholars, passes judgment on Bev Oda.
“My belief is she has to go. There is no excuse for what she did. She altered a
As Ned Franks notes, Parliament’s 119-day sitting last year was in line with a steady decline that goes back decades—see my numbers here and Prof. Franks’ numbers here. At the
Paul Wells on why he doesn’t expect a federal election until 2012