What do we want from them? - Macleans.ca

What do we want from them?


Alison Loat follows Samara’s last report with an op-ed.

With that in mind, it’s time to consider giving our MPs a proper job description. Being an MP is a critical job in our democracy, and there needs to be some consistency in our collective understanding of its key components, responsibilities and expectations … it is the responsibility of the Canadian citizenry to define the job of our elected representatives. After all, if the employer – in this case, the Canadian voter – doesn’t give its employees in Ottawa a clear sense of what’s expected of them on the job, who’s really to blame when that job doesn’t get done?