Signs of a changing parliament

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via Neil Robertson. As Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef took her seat in the House of Commons, having just risen in defense of the government, the unexpected happened: Silence fell over the ranks. The minister sat without the Liberal caucus cheering, clapping, jeering, banging, dancing, hallooing, or any of the other juvenile … Continue reading Signs of a changing parliament

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House erupts, frustration blooms over opposition “mischief”

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image from Reuters (Chris Wattie.) It's a tense, trying afternoon in Ottawa. Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc reads a controversial motion to the House of Commons over shouting and cries of shame – the Speaker interrupts, addressing the fury of the opposition benches, “Colleagues, we just heard arguments about the tyranny … Continue reading House erupts, frustration blooms over opposition “mischief”

Physician Assisted Suicide Requires Safeguards Not Barriers

With the announcement this week of some of Canada's first legal assisted suicides being carried out outside of Quebec, Richard Forbes discusses the federal regulation of assisted suicide... By Richard Forbes, Editor. Richard Forbes studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Winner of the Peter Woolstencroft Prize in Canadian Politics (2015). This article was lovingly … Continue reading Physician Assisted Suicide Requires Safeguards Not Barriers