800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta

Julian Walker Legal and Social Affairs Division In June 2015, the Magna Carta will mark its 800th anniversary. This anniversary presents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on how our fundamental legal principles have emerged, how they have endured, and how they continue to be put to the test in our modern society. The Magna…

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Disclosing and Reviewing Parliamentarians’ Expenses: International Perspectives

Alex Smith Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (Aussi disponible en francais : Divulgation et examen des dépenses des parlementaires : perspective internationale) To help parliamentarians fulfill their responsibilities, they receive public funds, which allow them to hire staff, travel to and from their constituencies and pay various costs related to their duties. In Canada, the…