We will reform Question Period so that all members, including the Prime Minister, are held to greater account.
As the head of government, the Prime Minister represents all Canadians and should be directly accountable to all Canadians. We will introduce a Prime Minister’s Question Period to improve that level of direct accountability.
We will also empower the Speaker to challenge and sanction members during Question Period, and allow more time for questions and answers.
We will look at other ways to make Question Period more relevant, including the use of online technologies, and will work with all parties to recommend and bring about these changes.