Lori Turnbull

The Reform Act and our parliamentary democracy on trial

More reaction to Michael Chong’s proposals

As the Senate turns: Accountability, courage and reform

Quebec Court of appeal declares C-7 unconstitutional


Our troubled House

The New Democrats have called a news conference for 10:30am this morning to outline their “plan for ensuring a full study of the Conservative’s omnibus budget bill.” Thomas Mulcair mused this weekend of both “parliamentary” and “legal” options, while environmental groups are planning a national ad campaign.


Power, Parliament and the Prime Minister

Donner winners Mark Jarvis and Lori Turnbull argue that the Prime Minister has become too powerful.


In praise of democracy

Last night in Toronto, the Donner Prize for the best public policy book in Canada was awarded to Democratizing the Constitution by Mark Jarvis, Lori Turnbull and the late Peter Aucoin. Mark graciously adapted some of the book’s proposals for a contribution to our series on the House last year.


At the prime minister’s whim

Amid speculation that the Prime Minister might prorogue Parliament, Lori Turnbull advocates for the reforms she, Mark Jarvis and Peter Aucoin laid out in Democratizing the Constitution.


In defence of partisanship

iPolitics publishes an excerpt from Democratizing the Constitution.


Don’t get cocky

Mark Jarvis manages to take issue with both sides of the Brigette DePape debate.


The House: Three-part reform

Rather than simply lament for how little attention is paid to the institution, I thought I’d ask some smart people if they had anything to say in response to my piece about the state of the House of Commons. Over the next little while, those responses will appear here. Next up, Mark D. Jarvis.