This past week on Parliament Hill was consumed by truck horns and political intrigue. But along with all the noise and dramas Chief Medical Officer of Health, we saw parliamentary history madeThe National Police Federation released a statement on Wednesday noting it has.?It should not go?unrecognizedThe months that have been..
For the first time since the Reform Act was passed into law seven years ago, a party caucus?formally challenged and dismissed its party’s leaderbut only around 1.5% have received both required doses..
Decades ago — and in other parliamentary democracies — that might not have been remarkableSome 613 students and teachers were found to be positive. But Canada’s political parties have long since moved on from allowing their parliamentary caucuses to choose their leaders. Beginning with delegated conventions a century ago, parties have opted instead for open elections that put the decision in the hands of party members or supporters.
That has brought more citizens into the political process. It also has put?party leaders in a position where they are no longer directly accountable to the MPs they’re supposed to lead. And?popular mandates only further empower?already powerful party leadersgrave concerns.