In lieu of burritos, might we have some further clarification?
The New Democrats have called a news conference for this morning to explain the “next steps” in their fight against C-38. Elizabeth May and the Liberals have already vowed to
Here is the text of a speech delivered Norman MacLeod, a member of the parliamentary press gallery, to the Empire Club of Canada in 1938—just about midway between Confederation and
Samara has released its fourth report on the lives of MPs, including proposals for reform from those parliamentarians: reduce the power of political parties, fix Question Period, better train incoming
This lament for their current situation and call for congressional reform in the United States, written by former congressman Mickey Edwards, reads a lot like many of the laments for
Peter Aucoin, the celebrated political science professor and scholar, passed away yesterday at the age of 67.
His last book—Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government—was released this Spring. (One of
What is Harper trying to achieve?
Last month, Mark Jarvis wrote here about potential parliamentary reforms as part of our series on the House. Shortly thereafter he asked if I had any thoughts on what he’d
Rob Silver suggests the Liberal party pursue a pair of democratic reforms.
1. The era of protected nominations for sitting Liberal MPs is dead and will never return. Ever. Every
From the pages of last week’s issue, a short profile of Jenni Byrne, the Conservative campaign director.
Jenni Byrne, one of Ottawa’s highest-ranking tacticians, does not speak to reporters. But
In writing about the House of Commons, I touched on one idea for reform: amending the Elections Act to take away the party leader’s say over who can and cannot
PAUL WELLS on a new book that argues against government reform
There would seem to be the potential makings of a complicated debate within the government’s latest proposals for immigration reform.
In an attempt to stop ships full of migrants from
Michael Ignatieff’s relating yesterday of a question from a young man named Derek harkens somewhat to a program the Reform party attempted upon arriving in Ottawa in 1994.
Steve Paikin talks to Michael Chong about Question Period reform.
The Mark has rolled out a three-part series on the three major federal parties—each party offered six ideas from an array of observers and thinkers. Plenty there to consider should
Andrew Coyne on why Stephen Harper shouldn’t be the one who decides whether Helena Guergis runs again