Executive Backbenchers or Political Nobodies? The Role of Parliamentary Secretaries in Canada

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Author: David Gamache Hutchison

This paper examines the evolving role of the "Parliamentary Secretary" in the Canadian Parliamentary system and offers suggestions for reforming the function. This paper is the winner of the first annual IOG-sponsored Alf Hales Award, which promotes research excellence and young people's understanding of governance issues by recognizing the research produced by Canadian Parliamentary Interns.

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