Keeping our House in order: How the Speaker of the Commons is Chosen

Alexa Grieg The night of October 19th, 2015 was a big one for Canadians. Many outstanding (and longstanding) questions were answered. Did voter turnout finally increase? A whopping 69.1 per cent of eligible voters exercised their democratic right to vote, the highest turnout in a Canadian federal election since 1993. Did we elect a new…

Three Policy Issues to Watch for This September

Deanna Veltri Coming off the heels of an eventful summer recess, Parliament is set to reconvene on Monday, September 15. A new Northern Canada Research Program, controversial prostitution legislation, and an overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program marked only a few of the major policy moves made over the summer months. Standing on the…