Government Parliament

Empower the Speaker to challenge and sanction Members during Question Period, and allow more time for questions and answers.

Liberal Platform Page 30 October 5, 2015
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Sep 2019

Parliament dissolved

September 11, 2019

Parliament was dissolved on September 11, 2019. Over the course of the last four years, the House standing orders were not modified to "empower the Speaker to challenge and sanction Members during Question Period" as was promised. As such, there are still no explicit rules that oblige ministers to respond to questions addressed to them during question period; furthermore, the Speaker is not responsible for the content of replies.