Articles/Briefs

 

Brief to Senate Special Committee on Modernisation, March 1, 2017, PDF version, full transcript, video on parlvu.

Parliamentary Reform: Where We’ve Been and Where We Might Be Going, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol, 39, no,1 Spring 2016 (with Kelly Blidook; Jane Hilderman; Johnathan Malloy; Jack Stilborn and Paul Thomas).  PDF version.

Brief to House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs as part of its mandate on Initiatives Toward a Family Friendly House of Commons, April 19, 2016.  PDF version, full transcript, audio on parlvu.

The McGrath Committee Thirty Years Later, Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law,  vol 9, no. 2, June, 2015. (with Bill Blaikie).

Reforming the Upper House: Lessons From Britain, Constitutional Forum, vol 23, no 1, 2014.

The 50th Canadian Regional CPA Conference in Quebec, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 35, summer 2012.

The Theory and Practice of Prorogation,Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, vol 4, no.3, September 2010.  Video on CPAC

Canada’s Strange Experience with Fixed Election Dates, Brief submitted to the House of Lords Committee on the Constitution, September 24, 2010.

The Confidence Game, Inroads, Issue 25, summer/Fall, 2009.

A Parliamentary Budget Officer for Canada, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 31, summer 2008.

Privilege and Protection of Committee Witnesses, The Parliamentarian, vol. 86, No. 2, 2005.

The Right of Provincial Legislatures to Summon Federal Officials, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 26 , summer, 2003.

Moving Forward: Report of the House Committee on National Defence and Veterans’ Affairs, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 22 spring 1999.

The Evolving Speakership, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 21, summer 1998.

Summoning and Swearing of Witnesses: Experience of the Pearson Airport Committee, Canadian Parliamentary Review, spring 1996.

The Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 18, summer 1995.

Canada Hosts 40th CPA Conference, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 17. autumn 1995.

Videoconferencing: A New Technology for Legislatures? Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 17, spring, 1994.

Turning the Page on a Decade of Constitutional Turmoil, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 15, winter 1992-93.

The Ontario Constitutional Convention, Canadian Parliamentary Review vol. 14., winter 1991-92.

Progress and Retrenchment: The State of the Legislature in Canada. Legislative Studies (Australia) vol. 3, No. 2, spring, 1988.

A Decade in the Life of the Legislatures, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 11 spring 1988

Desktop Publishing: A New Technology for Parliamentarians, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol 10, summer, 1987.

Canada and the Bicentennial of the American Constitution, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 9, spring, 1987.

Beauchesne, d’Egville and the Empire Parliamentary Association, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 10, winter 1986-87.

Collective bargaining for Parliamentary Employees, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol 9, no. 4, 1986.

The Life of Beauchesne IV: Beauchesne and Duplessis, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 9. winter, 1985-86.

The Life of Beauchesne III: Beauchesne and the Constitution, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 9. autumn, 1985.

The Life of Beauchesne II: The League for the Advancement of Education, vol. 9, Canadian Parliamentary Review, summer 1985.

The Origin of Parliamentary Conferences, vol. 9, Canadian Parliamentary Review, summer 1985.

The Life of Beauchesne I: The Young Journalist, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 9 spring, 1985.

A Note on the Canadian Table of Precedence, Monarchy Canada, spring 1986.

Liberal Convention, What’s On In Ottawa, June 1984.

What’s in a Name: Speaker, Orateur, President, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 6 winter 1983-84.

What’s in a Name: Title of Federal and Provincial Legislators, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 6 summer 1983.

What’s in a Name: Parliament and Legislature, Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 6 spring 1983.

Scrutiny of Science Policy in Canada, The Parliamentarian, vol. 62, April, 1981.

A Note on the Constitutionality of Proportional Representation, Parliamentary Government, vol. 3, summer, 1980.

The Ottawa and Gatineau Valley Railway 1871-1901, Up the Gatineau, No 6, 1980.

Delegated Legislation and the Standing Joint Committee on Regulations and Other Statutory Instruments, Canadian Public Administration, vol. 22 Fall, 1979.

Electoral Reform and the Future of Parliamentary Institutions, Canadian Regional Review, vol. 2 August 1979.

Pages in Parliament and the Legislatures, Canadian Regional Review, vol. 2, June 1979.

Parliament of the Bahamas Celebrates its 250th Anniversary, Canadian Regional Review, vol. 2, October 1979.

Salaries and Allowances of Federal and Provincial Legislators, Canadian Regional Review, vol. 1, October 1978.

Parliamentary Associations Useful but Little Known Forums, International Perspectives, July August 1976.

Le Canada, le Québec et l’Association internationale des parlementaires de langue française, Études Internationales, vol. 7, September, 1976.

Participaction Could Undermine Public Support, Recreation Canada, vol. 34, no 1, 1976.

When You Reach the Top, Keep Climbing, Outdoor Canada, vol. 4, January-February 1976

Parliamentarians as Lobbyists, Canada, House of Commons, Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections 1974/76, Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence, No. 25, August 11, 1975.

Canadian Participation in International Parliamentary Associations, Canadian Journal of Political Science, vol. 7 June 1974.