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Canada ‘middle of the pack’ among constitutional cousins in push to go virtual, says Samara researcher

By Palak Mangat      

'I think there’s a culture of risk aversion, which causes some to conclude, too early, that a virtual Parliament is somehow beyond us, but I’m glad to see that the innovators are winning the argument,' says Mike Morden of Samara Centre for Democracy.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured arriving in the Chamber on April 11, 2020, is expected to join MPs next week when the special COVID-19 pandemic committee meets for the first time, in person, on April 29. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

As a House committee works to lay out a blueprint on how to proceed with virtual sittings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s efforts so far to transition online have placed it in the “middle of the pack” among its constitutional cousins, says one researcher. 

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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