Accidental Deliberations: On biased decisions

It shouldn’t come as much surprise that the Duffy trial has revealed that the Harper Cons sought to make the Senate as subservient to the PMO as the Cons’ trained seals in the House of Commons: Mr. Rathgeber said the PMO staffers’ handling of the situation was all too familiar and speaks to a “culture ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canada’s Worst Government Body: Board of Internal Economy

The governing body of the House of Commons continues to fail Canadians on the important questions of transparency and oversight.  In his recent report, Michael Ferguson, the Auditor General of Canada, called for more transparency. But board  has “further limited public transparency over its secret meetings and decisions.” It meets in camera. Parliamentary code phrase for “secret”. The Board ...