More power needed for the people

Dear editor,

On Dec. 3, Michael Chong, a backbench Conservative MP, introduced a private member's bill in Parliament.

Dear editor,

On Dec. 3, Michael Chong, a backbench Conservative MP, introduced a private member’s bill in Parliament  to strengthen Canada’s democratic institutions by restoring the role of elected members of Parliament in the House of Commons.

The reform bill proposes to restore local control over party nominations, strengthen caucus as a decision-making body and reinforce the accountability of party leaders to caucuses.

These vital democratic reforms are being supported by a wide range of principled Conservative, NDP, Liberal, and Green MPs.

As one of Vancouver Island North John Duncan’s constituents, I urge him to work with other MPs to support this important bill that would put more power back into the hands of ordinary Canadians and the MPs who represent us.

Kathie Woodley,

Courtenay

 

Just Posted

A talent in the making

Pats consider 16-year-old a leader

More than 150 tremors hit Vancouver Island in last 24 hours

Seismologists monitor to see if pressure will be added to major fault

Potlatch 67-67:

This is the third part of a three-part June series looking at… Continue reading

Comox Valley Schools to see trustee shakeup next fall

Four of seven trustees have stated they will not run for re-election in October

UPDATED: Remains of two people found in Ucluelet

Officials have not said whether or not the remains belong to Ryan Daley or Dan Archbald

Homeless people living on ‘Surrey Strip’ move into modular housing

BC Housing says 160 homeless people are being moved into temporary Whalley suites from June 19 to 21

Port of Prince Rupert names Shaun Stevenson as new CEO

Stevenson has worked for the port for 21 years as vice president of trade development

Senate officially passes Canada’s marijuana legalization bill

Bill C-45 now moves to royal assent, which is the final step in the legislative process

Public to have say about pot

Cannabis Act has passed third reading

Fake attempted abduction not funny to B.C. neighbourhood residents

Two teenage boys won’t face criminal charges after scaring girl

Mosquitoes out in full force already? Blame the weather

But a B.C. mosquito expert says the heat wave will help keep the pests at bay

Man pleads not guilty in 1987 slayings of Vancouver Island couple

William Talbott of SeaTac was arraigned Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border – but with parents

Move would ease rules that limit how much time minors can be held with their parents

Without a big data strategy, Canadians at risk of being ‘data cows’

Presentation said artificial intelligence could give Facebook and Amazon even more power

Most Read