‘I’m living the dream,’ says Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux of his regular House of Commons presence. With more than 550 House interventions so far this Parliament, he’s second only to the Speaker.
Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, pictured on Feb. 28 alongside Liberal MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor, has been parliamentary secretary to the government House leader since 2015, but his prolific speaking record in the Lower Chamber precedes that. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
If you’ve tuned into a House of Commons debate in the last decade, chances are high you’ve seen Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux on his feet speaking in the House Chamber.
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CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.
Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.