Time to Return Parliament to In-Person Work

Prime Minister Trudeau and his NDP-Liberal government have demonstrated repeatedly that they are willing to do anything to avoid the oversight of Parliament.

I spoke on May 20 saying it is time for Parliament to return to in-person sittings for the sake of transparency and accountability. 

Transcript below the video:



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Mr. Speaker –

Virtual Parliament was meant to be a temporary measure to deal with a worldwide pandemic.

But its effect is that it reduces accountability of government -- and that is fine with the current Prime Minister and his cabal. It should not be with Canadians.

As workers across the country are back at work, isn’t it a little rich for the Government to insist that it isn’t safe to do our work in person?

We are no more special than the rest of Canadians.

Trying to represent our constituents from the comfort of our homes just doesn’t cut it.

Continuing with a hybrid Parliament diminishes this institution.

Conservatives believe it is time to get democracy working again.

The Prime Minister and his NDP-Liberal government have demonstrated repeatedly that they are willing to do anything to avoid the oversight of Parliament. 

Virtual sittings reduce accountability and transparency in our democratic parliamentary system.  We’ve seen it clearly in Question Period, where answers to serious questions are obfuscated at best

This needs to end now!

Bring back a real, democratic Parliament to Canadians.