Posts Tagged "democratic reform"

Let MPs elect Committee Chairs: a step toward democratic reform!

Ted Hsu

I was pleased to be the first MP to co-sponsor my colleague MP Brad Trost’s private member’s motion (M-431), which called on the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to review the way that committee chairs are elected. On paper, committees…

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"Fair" Elections Act?

Ted Hsu

I was supposed to give a speech about Bill C-23 in the House of Commons. Unfortunately, the Conservative government put a four day time limit on debate, called “time allocation”. Then the NDP compounded the problem by putting forward a…

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The Reform Act, Bill C-559

Ted Hsu

I think it’s time for democratic reform in Canada. I support the principle of restoring the balance of power in parliament between Members of Parliament and Party leaders. While I plan to support the Reform Act at second reading, I…

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