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Introduction of electronic, remote voting not called for yet, but should be re-examined by House committee, say some MPs

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie says she doesn’t think such a reconsideration is warranted yet, but could be if COVID-19 keeps Parliament away into the fall.

Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, left, Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie, centre, and Liberal MP Larry Bagnell, right. Mr. Lamoureux and Mr. Bagnell both say they'd like to see the House Affairs Committee once again discuss the idea of changing how the House votes when Parliament returns to normal—a discussion Ms. Kusie says she expects will happen as part of a larger post-pandemic re-evaluation. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and courtesy of LinkedIn

Physical-distancing measures aimed at dampening COVID-19’s spread are keeping Members of Parliament away from the House of Commons, and while MPs who spoke with The Hill Times say they’re fine with arrangements so far, some think the House should reconsider whether to introduce remote and electronic voting down the road. 

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert is a deputy editor at The Hill Times.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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