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Brad Trost Maverick Watch

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Brad Trost is vaguely interested in empowering backbenchers.

The biggest hurdle is how to make your voice heard, says the MP for SaskatoonHumboldt. That’s why Trost, a backbencher since he was elected in 2004, says he hopes to introduce a bill later this year that would give backbenchers more power.

He’s vague, however, about what form that bill might take. It could focus on better communication and more direct input from backbenchers, or less control of the political agenda from other government institutions. It could also include ways of making MPs more accountable to their own constituents.

Mr. Trost mused on party discipline and backbenchers earlier this year.