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Joseph Maingot

Joseph Maingot is the author, with the late David Dehler, of Politics Above the Law: A Case for the Abolition of Parliamentary Inviolability, 2010, second edition in English and French, 2022. Maingot is also the author of Parliamentary Privilege in Canada, second edition 1997, and Parliamentary Immunity in Canada, 2016. 

Opinion | BY JOSEPH MAINGOT | August 15, 2022
When Parliamentarians are elected, they acquire the universally accepted immunity or privilege of freedom of speech, which is designed to protect the interests of the institution. Beyond the walls of Parliament, like every other citizen, they are subject to the law of the land: the rule of law, writes Joseph Maingot. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JOSEPH MAINGOT | August 15, 2022
Opinion | BY JOSEPH MAINGOT | August 15, 2022
When Parliamentarians are elected, they acquire the universally accepted immunity or privilege of freedom of speech, which is designed to protect the interests of the institution. Beyond the walls of Parliament, like every other citizen, they are subject to the law of the land: the rule of law, writes Joseph Maingot. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade