This year, Parliament will move from its 90-plus-year-old building to a new one. As part of that transition, it should reimagine its rules to make the institution more deliberative and one that scrutinises laws more thoroughly.
2022 was a turbulent year for our national legislature. There were constructive developments as well as troubling trends in our legislative functioning. Both aspects require careful consideration as they impact the effectiveness of our Parliament and the strength of our democracy. Let’s start with the promising news, one from the government and the other from Parliament.