The Pros And Cons Of The House Of Commons

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The House of Commons is an iconic image of Canadian representative democracy. It is a body of elected Members of Parliament (MPs) through a system known as a single-member plurality. These MPs get together Monday to Friday and debate about new policies and policy reforms. On one side is the governing party which includes the Prime Minister and their cabinet along the front row of seats. Directly across would be the opposition, which consists of the other major parties that had obtained seats in the house of commons. Beyond the front seats are other members of the parties which do not have specialized roles in the cabinet.
When debating in the House of Commons each MP that wishes to speak stands to signal that they are interested in voicing their opinion, The Speaker will then address them and allow them to present what they have to say. However, MPs are required to speak to the Speaker and the speaker only, this is an attempt to keep the discussions held in house, civil. Once a bill is approved in the House of Commons it is reviewed by the Senate and either approved or returned to the House of Commons for improvements.
The purpose of this paper is to give empirical evidence to why the House of Commons should go through social and administrative reforms to make it not only a more cooperative system but a more open-ended means to federal change and
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Arguments have constantly been made for a more ‘representative and responsible’ government where backbenchers contribute their perspective without fear of losing their jobs. However, when backbenchers vote in opposition of their own party, the confidence in said party is questioned (Stilborn 2017). A loss of confidence inherently makes it more difficult for a governing party to make significant changes in bills and policies and in extreme cases can result in the party losing their governing
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