Agents of Parliament: The Emergence of a New Branch and Constitutional Consequences for Canada

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Author: Jeffrey Graham Bell

This paper was the winner of the 2005 Alf Hales research award, handed out each year to the best paper on the parliamentary system written by a Parliamentary Intern. It explores the identity and nature of Agents of Parliament both in Canada and internationally, including their relationships with other political actors and their evolving role in the constitutional equation.

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