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Proceedings of the House and Committees   to point to examples of democracies around the world that have continued or resumed parliamentary activities. Just as the chamber should proceed with regular business, so should all of our standing and special committees. These committees should be getting back to their important work

May 26th, 2020House debate

Rosemarie FalkConservative

Committees of the House  : freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.” We know in the particular case of the Chinese people that this is true, not just through general reasoning or abstract philosophy, but through the direct observation of events

May 25th, 2020House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Proceedings of the House and Committees  , to participate in the legislative process employed within this country, which we call a parliamentary democracy. It is a position I hold with the weightiness it deserves and it is a responsibility I do not take lightly. Additionally, as a member of the official opposition, it is my

May 26th, 2020House debate

Rachael HarderConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic committee  Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. It is an honour to once again stand in this House. I have no doubt that every member of the House would say that they believe in democracy. Monday will be a chance to prove it, prove that the extraordinary impacts we are facing as a society do

May 20th, 2020Committee meeting

Damien KurekConservative

Procedure and House Affairs committee   to the democracy index put out by The Economist on an annual basis, in 2019 Canada ranked seventh in terms of our democracy, a score that we tied with Denmark at a 9.2 out of 10, which puts us in the category of full democracy. Hungary scored 55, and Serbia scored 66, both of which put them

June 9th, 2020Committee meeting

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Interim Supply   we still have issues relating to the border. We have a number of issues around immigrant workers and their safety and our own personal safety. These challenges still face us, but in these halls here, we have been well served in our democracy by the people who have made it run. I

June 17th, 2020House debate

Brian MasseNDP

Proceedings of the House and Committees   parliamentarian needs to be able to express points of view on which we agree and others on which we disagree. Such is democracy. Such is parliamentary business. Today is proof that Parliament can indeed convene. The first version of the agreement was to bring in 31 out of 338 MPs

May 25th, 2020House debate

Gérard DeltellConservative

Proceedings of the House and Committees   was suspended on March 13 and we all went back to our ridings and began the hard work of dealing with this pandemic. However, when the House was suspended at that time, I do not think any of us thought that the government would use that opportunity to circumvent democracy and shut

May 25th, 2020House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Thank you, Madam Chair, and thanks so much to the members of the committee for this opportunity to address you. My name is Michael Morden. I'm the research director of the Samara Centre for Democracy. The Samara Centre is an independent, non-partisan charity that is dedicated

June 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Michael Morden

Procedure and House Affairs committee   of feasibility today revolves around what sort of costs and benefits the adoption of virtual legislative meetings implies for democracy within Canada and beyond the walls of the House of Commons, so I engage this question: Is virtual assembly democratically feasible? Below are five points

April 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Prof. Cristine de Clercy

Proceedings of the House and Committees   this proposal is an improvement, of course, to the first one, it still falls far short of a full Parliament. It is shameful that some would devalue our democracy during a crisis. Canadians have stepped up during this pandemic. They have followed the guidelines of our health authorities

May 26th, 2020House debate

Rosemarie FalkConservative

Committees of the House   fallen Canadians whose blood was spilled in defence of Hong Kong against the Japanese army in December 1941. They fought against overwhelming odds. There are 283 Canadians from that battle who remain in the Sai Wan War Cemetery. We have a duty to them. We are a leading democracy

May 25th, 2020House debate

David SweetConservative

Procedure and House Affairs committee   that I have the most concern about—and that's the second part of your query—this idea that somehow this could be triggered through a majority, or rescinded or not rescinded in that way. That's where I have a real problem, because I see that as a threat to democracy—a very dangerous

May 13th, 2020Committee meeting

Blake RichardsConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to switch gears and continue with the tone my colleague Mr. Lake set. Canadians sent us to this House to be their voice and uphold democracy and debate. Definitely this is an unprecedented time. We're going through a pandemic and many things have

June 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Jasraj Singh HallanConservative

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Thank you very much for the presentation. My comment and questions have to do with the quality of democracy during virtual parliaments. I'd like to hear about the experiences of other parliaments on the concerns of going virtual, right now our question period being the primary

April 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Corey TochorConservative