Attend the Jean-Pierre Gaboury Symposium at the Institute on Governance

You are invited to the Fourth Annual Jean-Pierre Gaboury Symposium on June 20 at the Institute on Governance.  Parliamentary Interns, selected as finalists in production of interesting research papers on “MPs as Partisans, Policy Makers and Parliamentarians”, will present their work to an audience of their peers, academics, alumni, researchers and granting councils at the 60 George Street location of the IOG. After the morning presentations, a light lunch will be served followed by luncheon speaker Marc Bosc, Deputy Clerk… Read more

Constituency Town Halls in Canada and the Role of the MP as Representative

Members of Parliament (MPs) hold multiple and varying responsibilities as representatives, legislators, and party members in Canada’s Westminster-based model of Parliament. As representatives, MPs use different methods to engage constituents and hear their views. This paper investigates the nature of citizen participation and representation in Canadian federal politics, specifically through constituency town halls organized by MPs and their staff. This work analyzes how constituency town halls contribute to the role of MPs as democratic representatives.

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