A party race does not necessarily guarantee a more democratic outcome.
MPs, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in December 2018 in the Commons before Centre Block was closed for extensive renovations. The Samara Centre for Democracy denounced the Canadian nomination process as 'uncompetitive and biased.' But there were two factors glaringly absent from the Samara report.First, are the rules governing an incumbent Member of Parliament. The second factor is the will of the party to be more representative, writes Sheila Copps. Photograph courtesy of Bernard Thibodeau
OTTAWA—Just last week, the Samara Centre for Democracy denounced the Canadian nomination process as “uncompetitive and biased.”
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MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.