Michael Chong’s Reform Act; a number of backbench MPs across party lines are committed to reforming Parliament if re-elected come October.
One of these MPs is B.C. New Democrat Kennedy Stewart, who’s been talking to other members about ways to work together to mend what many say is an ailing institution.
The first goal right now for these MPs is re-election, obviously, but they’ve agreed to meet after Oct. 19, to sit down and make some parliamentary reform plans.
“I’ve talked with a number of members from my own party and from other parties, like Mr. Chong,” Kennedy told Yahoo Canada News, “about after the election…getting together right away and trying to hammer out four or five items that we might be able to work on together in terms of parliamentary reform.”
In addition to Chong, Stewart said Liberal MP Stephane Dion, Craig Scott from the NDP and Conservative Brad Trost, among others, areRead More »from Backbenchers no longer taking a back seat to parliamentary reform