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2017-02-09 15:38 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Electoral reform, Government accountability, Opposition motions, Political programs,

Imputabilité du gouvernement, Programmes politiques, Réforme électorale

Madam Speaker, in principle, most of the time in a parliamentary democracy, there is no need for a consensus in order to make a decision, since one can always backtrack in a future Parliament. When it comes to changing the electoral system, however, the whole game has to be changed. That requires a consensus verging on unanimity in the House.

When the unanimous consent of the House is sought and half the members say yea while the other half say nay, the NDP says that consensus has been achieved. That makes no sense.

Madame la Présidente, en principe, dans une démocratie parlementaire, la plupart du temps, on n'a pas besoin d'un consensus pour prendre une décision, puisqu'on peut toujours faire marche arrière dans une future législature. Par contre, quand il s'agit de changer le système électoral, on change le jeu au complet. Cela prend un consensus se rapprochant de l'unanimité à la Chambre.

Quand on demande le consentement unanime de la Chambre et que la moitié des députés disent oui, alors que l'autre moitié dit non, le NPD dit qu'il y a un consensus. Cela n'a pas d'allure.

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Posted at 15:26 on February 09, 2017

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