Legislative Libraries in a Consensus Government: Familiarity within the Distinct

Article 8 / 15 , Vol 43 No 1 (Spring)

Legislative Libraries in a Consensus Government: Familiarity within the Distinct

Two of Canada’s three northern territories use a Consensus government model in their legislative assemblies. Some of the unique features of this system are visible in how their parliamentary libraries are situated and used. In this article, the authors outline how parliamentarians and other clients in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut access the libraries’ resources in a way that reflects the openness and the cooperation associated with this method of governance.

Gerry Burla and Riel Gallant
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