The principles of diversity, equity and inclusivity are important, and taking action so that Canadian politics are not dominated by one segment of society is necessary to democratize our institutions.
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If we are to transform the culture of Canadian political institutions, we must take immediate, deliberate and intentional action by engaging more women, BIPOC and marginalized people.
Many fear the U.K. will be worse off economically outside the EU.
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Brexit represented British voters’ desire to reclaim more control over their economic future, but some worry the cost will be some of the prosperity gained from globalization.
A strong speaker is never going to win friends. Bercow had a different goal.
Ten years on from the MPs expenses scandal, there remains in Westminster a lingering culture of elitism and a ‘we know best attitude’.
As MPs flounder over Brexit, rain is leaking into the House of Commons. Was there ever a more fitting time to discuss what this building is for and what it should look like?
Some possible outcomes as we head into the unknown.
New figures reveal Brexit uncertainty is deepening the NHS crisis.
Donald Trump’s attitude to Justin Trudeau has raised eyebrows around the world.
The world is up in arms about many politicians’ increasing rudeness. Are we right to be so perturbed?
Gin Lane, a scene of urban desolation with gin-crazed Londoners; a woman lets her child fall to its death and an emaciated ballad-seller.
When the U.S. broke away from the “mother country,” the dream was to let the common good overruled selfish and private interests. Yet the federal government is arranged so this can never occur.
An informal part of the Westminster process has come under the spotlight during voting on a key piece of Brexit legislation.
Instead of having a separate regulator just for banks, the new system creates one to prevent financial crises, the other to ensure good market conduct and consumer protection.
Two toothless motions on repairing a decrepit parliament speak volumes about the state of British politics.
Key timings to watch as this important piece of legislation is scrutinised in the House of Commons.
Preparing for the Kaufman show, AKA the Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
The House of Commons’ longest-serving MP has died, aged 86.
Jeremy Corbyn wants UK politics to be less theatrical – but the Palace of Westminster is the perfect stage for confrontation.
Who’s behind him?
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The Labour leader has made a virtue of voting against his party line for many years. Now his party appears to be striking back.
Every time and MP coughs, a gargoyle dies.
Some wild ideas have been put forward for the UK’s seat of power over the years.
Those bewigged Lords during the opening of parliament.
The UK election made an irresistible case for proportional representation, but a Conservative government is not likely to play ball. The upper house might be a compromise, though.
It’s this or the knacker’s yard, champs.
There is no avoiding it – the UK’s electoral process is well past its sell-by date. In 2010 the first-past-the-post system failed to deliver a single-party majority government and it is very unlikely to…
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We’ve learnt this year that if an MP defects – particularly to UKIP – people pay attention. With their high-profile defections causing two by-elections, Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless sparked both…