Among the proposals for reform is to transform constituency offices into 'civic hubs'—in a permanent spot, and with staff from Service Canada.
A new report argues that MPs' work outside of Ottawa should focus less on managing casework from constituents, and more on consulting them on policy issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Constituency offices should be overhauled to relieve the pressures MPs face in having to tend to casework and to make regular appearances at grin-and-grip events in their riding, says a new report published Wednesday.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner
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