Jennifer Ruff is the Chief Audit Executive in the House of Commons Administration.Continue reading “Internal Audit – Finding a better way”
Municipally, provincially, and federally, governing bodies across Canada have seen numerous political families. Parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, brothers, sisters, in-laws—direct and extended-family dynasties are scattered throughout the nation’s political history.
Entrenched among these narratives are those of parliamentarians linked by love rather than blood. Of known couples, partners have often served in the House of Commons sequentially rather than simultaneously. Notably, many widows ran in subsequent elections after the deaths of their husbands.
Artour Sogomonian is Clerk Assistant, Parliamentary Services at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia has created what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind governance framework for a parliamentary institution. This authoritative guide outlines the framework, processes and practices in support of good governance in the very unique parliamentary context. In this article, the author explains why the framework was established, details the principles informing it, and its general structure. He concludes by noting that when parliaments are proactive in establishing and maintaining good governance internally, they help create and sustain public confidence in these institutions.
Accountability, Integrity and Administration: A Rock-Solid Framework for the House of Assembly in Newfoundland and Labrador
Kim Hawley George is Clerk Assistant (A) and Law Clerk of the House of Assembly in Newfoundland and Labrador. She has been appointed Queen’s Counsel.
A selection of recent publications relating to parliamentary studies prepared with the assistance of the Library of Parliament (November 2021 – February 2022).
“The public squared – A fairer way to vote?” Economist 441 (9276): CS16-CS18, December 18, 2021.
Many Canadians have never seen their federal, provincial or territorial parliaments in person. As a result, when asked to picture what goes on in these buildings, the image that may come to mind is most likely what they may have seen on television or the Internet: a fiery Question Period exchange, a recorded vote on contentious legislation, or perhaps scenes from a budget address or Speech from the Throne.Continue reading “A Focus on Parliamentary Administration”
Emma Davies is a Web Editor with Information Services at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.Continue reading “Parliamentary digital releases in the time of COVID-19”