MPs sick of state of debate in Parliament, but divided on how to fix it: Samara report
By Samantha Wright AllenSep. 26, 2018
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
On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.