Kennedy Stewart


The Liberals killed a bill promoting gender parity in politics. They were wrong.

Why the arguments against a bill that would have penalized parties for failing to run equal lists of male and female candidates don’t make sense
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One way to promote gender parity in politics: financial penalties

NDP MP Kennedy Stewart’s private member’s bill would penalize political parties who don’t run gender-balanced slates of candidates
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Direct democracy arrives at the House of Commons

Ottawa’s e-petition site offers Canadians a new way to control the agenda in the House
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A modest proposal for the NDP: Unmuzzle the government economists

Just how committed would the NDP be to free-speaking bureaucrats?
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The hottest fall fashions in parliamentary reform

The Senate might never change, but here is what might
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The politics of science

An NDP MP sets out some principles
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Whatever happened to the Reform party?

The House considers e-petitions
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This week in parliamentary reform

Expenses, audits and petitions
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The Backbench Spring: Russ Hiebert speaks up

Another government backbencher asserts his rights