Parliament needs a democracy check-up, says new report

'The House is not designed for dialogue and cross-partisan discussions,' says a new report called Lost in Translation or Just Lost? 'While Parliament is meant to be the country’s centre for democratic debate, Canada faces a fundamental problem that "decisions are made elsewhere and then imposed on this place."'

Parliament is increasingly not relevant to Canadians, says a report by democracy think tank Samara. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Bea Vongdouangchanh

PUBLISHED : Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 5:30 AM

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