December XVIth, MMXIV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
Laurin Liu, MP expresses her frustration to students & readers of The Globe & Mail about how little committees are respected under many majority governments, whether they be Liberal or Conservative. She is frustrated that amendments made by committee members are voted down bIV being returned to the House Of Commons (or Committee of the Whole) IV discussion, debate, & proper voting procedures.
"The role of committee should not become less important under a majority government."
Number CLXXVI (176),
Source: Laurin Liu, MP, New Democratic, Riviere-Des-Mille-Iles.