MLI Research Advisory Board member, William Watson, writes on parliamentary process in today's Ottawa Citizen. Specifically, he tackles the thorny matters of time wasted in preparation for, and declining decorum during, the daily circus we call Question Period. He has a prescription for the din and theatrics that infect the House of Commons for that hour each day. Fix it or cut back QP following advice from folks like Michael Chong, Lawrence Martin and Tony Blair.
If question periods were the shining exercise in pure democracy that they are supposed to be, cutting back on them would be a major sacrifice. But does any Canadian who has spent any time at all watching really believe the world needs more question period?
Posted by GY