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Description: The Speaker of the House of Commons has ruled that a private member’s bill that would have forced unions to disclose financial information was improperly introduced.

Source: Ottawa Citizen

Date: 11/05/2011


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Questions for discussion:

  • Why did the Speaker rule the bill out of order?
  • How could the bill be reintroduced?
  • What would be the political implications of that?
  • Why do you think the bill’s opponents attacked it on procedural grounds, rather than its content?
  • From what you have read, what do you think are the pros and cons of this proposed legislation?
  • Do you think it is required? Why or why not?

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