Government missing golden opportunity to correct serious error in distribution of House seats
The prime minister showed boldness in modernizing the appointment of Senators. Now is the time for boldness in modernizing representation in the House of Commons.
This serious error in the distribution of seats in the House started when previous governments introduced bills to amend Sec. 51 of the Constitution Act, 1867, to give results they wanted for purely political reasons. The error has continued under the current representation formula legislated under Stephen Harper’s government, writes Thomas Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade