The House should create a new tier of private members’ bills, those sponsored by MPs of two or more parties. This new tier would have its own designated time and measures to make a certain number of them votable. The existing one-person private member's bills could carry on as before.
Former NDP MP Lynn McDonald succeeded in getting a serious private member’s bill passed, the Non-Smokers’ Health Act, 1988. Newly elected Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, centre, pictured on Oct. 29, 2019, at an orientation session for new MPs put on by House of Commons staff in Wellington Building. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
TORONTO—Problem: Canadians want a more co-operative, less rancorous Parliament (and they have reason).
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