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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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.