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MPs sick of state of debate in Parliament, but divided on how to fix it: Samara report

By Samantha Wright Allen      

MPs expressed interest in reforming the process for private members' bills, committee chair elections, and Friday sittings, but no idea earned majority support across parties.

Changing how Parliamentarians elect committee chairs, by secret ballot rather than with party leadership input, was one of the reforms that earned support in the latest Samara Centre for Democracy survey of sitting MPs. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

A majority of MPs aren’t happy with the state of debate in the House, suggest the results of a new survey of elected officials, but there is no strong consensus on the way forward to reform Parliament.

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