2015 Platform

Parliamentary committees

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We will strengthen Parliamentary committees so that they can better scrutinize legislation.

Better government starts with better ideas. We will ensure that Parliamentary committees are properly resourced to bring in expert witnesses, and are sufficiently staffed to continue to provide reliable, non-partisan research.

To increase accountability, we will strengthen the role of Parliamentary committee chairs, including elections by secret ballot.

We will also change the rules so that Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries no longer have a vote on committees.

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