Backbench Libs, opposition MPs back motion to take power over speaking time back from leadership
By Peter MazereeuwMay. 6, 2019
The motion's chance of passing this Parliament is 'slim to none,' says one MP, but the government House leader says she is 'more than comfortable' with a proposal for the Procedure and House Affairs Committee to study the motion.
Liberal MP Frank Baylis, Liberal MP Scott Simms, NDP MP Murray Rankin, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and Conservative MP Michael Chong. Mr. Baylis held a press conference May 2 on his motion to change the Standing Orders, M-231, along with Mr. Rankin and Ms. May and Ms. Simms. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
A backbench Liberal MP is recruiting support for a motion to take control over speaking time and committee chairs away from the parties’ House leadership, and make a series of other changes to the Standing Orders governing how the House operates.
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