'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."'
There are nearly eight million words spoken in the House of Commons in a year, but they may not mean anything if Parliament is no longer relevant to Canadians, says a new report on democracy.
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In its first budget in more than two years, Ottawa is also allocating $11-million to help tackle anti-Asian racism in the wake of a pandemic year that has seen a ‘disturbing trend’ of reported incidents.
Barring residents who haven’t been vaccinated from travelling to another province may be the unlikeliest of scenarios, but Prof. Krishnamurthy says he sees certificates being used to confer benefits to pass holders.