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Young Parliamentarians around the World

(Disponible en français : Les jeunes parlementaires dans le monde) Cynics would have you believe that young people are just not interested in parliamentary politics. Despite the conventional wisdom that young people do not want to participate in democracy, statistics say otherwise: around the world, the number of young parliamentarians is on the rise. In…

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Parliamentary Diplomacy, Canadian Parliamentarians and the World

Natalie Mychajlyszyn Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division In today’s complex world, the lines between domestic and international policy are blurred and governments are no longer the only global actors. As a result, Canadian parliamentarians are more than ever stepping outside their legislative chambers to speak directly with their international counterparts. In Canada, diplomatic engagement…

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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…