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Mr. Chong’s Reform Act (Bill C-586) amended the Parliament of Canada Act to require all party caucus members vote on such provisions as MP expulsion from caucus, reviewing or removing the leader, and electing their national caucus chairs. None of the three major parties in the House adopted all the measures.

But Mr. Chong remains undaunted and determined to give MPs a stronger voice, and is making his latest pitch through a recently published book he edited along with fellow reform-minded Commons colleagues NDP MP Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South, B.C.), and Liberal MP Scott Simms (Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, Nfld.).

Turning Parliament Inside Out: Practical Ideas for Reforming Canada’s Democracy, published by Douglas & McIntyre, features chapters by all three MPs, along with those written by others, including Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C.), who outlines a detailed case regarding “the ongoing erosion of the rights of individual MPs” and believes the “single most important reform” to ensure that MP rights are “respected and equal” would be to implement a “consensus-based voting system, under some form of proportionality,” to both reduce the “adversarial nature of Parliament” and “the excesses of prime ministerial power” and “enhance cross-party cooperation...”

Meet the three MPs who want to turn Parliament ‘inside out’ - The Hill Times - The Hill Times

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