NDP House leader Nathan Cullen, MP Skeena-Bulkley Valley, wants to put an end to the tomfoolery, the unparliamentarian-like behaviour in the House of Commons, particularly during question period and he’s looking to the Speaker of the House of Commons to hand out the penalties.
“We’re trying to tackle civility and decorum in the House,” Cullen said.
“We’ve watched a drop off in civility and decency with one another and when that happens it becomes impossible to have a good conversation and to govern the country.”
To that end, Cullen launched The Civility Project.
“I want people in elected office to behave a little better,” Cullen explained.
It’s a simple thing to say, but much harder to do.”
The civility project contains a number of rules and changes to existing rules governing the conduct of MPs.
See the Wednesday, Feb. 6 edition of The Interior News for more on this story.