The centralization of power in the offices of party leaders (including the office of the prime minister) has been at the centre of these discussions. Correlated with this centralization is a reduced tolerance for constructive dissent within party ranks and ultimately within parliament among non-government members.
Is constructive dissent in caucuses and in parliamentary debate necessary for a healthy democracy? If so, how can such dissent be fostered within the current system?
Guests: Nik Nanos (Nanos Research), Hon. Michael Chong (MP, CPC), Craig Scott (MP, NDP), Hon. Stéphane Dion (MP, LPC), Stephen Maher (Postmedia News), Manon Cornellier (Le Devoir)
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