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Introduction of remote voting in the House could come without unanimous support

By Laura Ryckewaert      

House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.

Liberal House Leader Pablo Rodriguez and Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen, pictured alongside a shot of the House of Commons on June 4, after large video screens were installed to allow the Chamber to hold hybrid virtual sittings. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The House Affairs Committee recently recommended the Lower Chamber adopt a system of remote electronic voting for use in exceptional circumstances, requiring changes to the Standing Orders, but enduring Conservative opposition could see the government move ahead without unanimous support this fall. 

Laura Ryckewaert

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


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