Bill Blaikie

Tony Clement Jim Flaherty

Why don’t MPs vote electronically?

The arguments for and against one small change
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The eternal, futile quest for perfect democracy

Parliament returns amid some desire for change
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The Reform Act and how to fix Parliament

Michael Chong explains himself and the debate continues
Thomas Mulcair

The Commons: The NDP convenes with its past and its future

A weekend in Montreal with Mulcair and his brothers and sisters
Tom Mulcair

What does the NDP stand for?

The New Democrats consider their preamble
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The Commons: Tom’s first day at school

Thomas Mulcair rose and so did the entirety of his caucus, his colleagues sounding his arrival with a great ’Woooo!’
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NDP Convention - scenes from the second day

The NDP chose a new leader over the weekend in dramatic fashion
Right place, right time, right party

Right place, right time, right party

Paul Wells on how Ted Byfield helped pave the way for Harper’s majority win