Andrew Scheer

MP's CSEC Oversight Bill May Get Crushed By Speaker

CBC | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Politics

A Liberal MP's backbench bid to lift the curtain on the operations of Canada's electronic spy agency and give MPs more oversight over ...

Tories Defeat NDP Motion For Question Period Reform

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An NDP motion aimed at compelling on-point answers during question period in the House of Commons has gone down to defeat.After initially ind...

Tories Thwart NDP Bid To Improve Question Period

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Last week's controversial series of non-sequitur government answers prompted a renewed Opposition bid for parliamentary reform Monday — a m...

Mulcair Was the One Out of Line at Question Period

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

Mulcair made the biggest blunder in the exchange at Tuesday's Question Period. His frustration in his inability to get the government to respond is understandable, but as the rules currently dictate, the Speaker was enforcing the rules of Parliament. Mulcair's criticism of the Speaker in this scenario is thus akin to disrespecting the institution of Parliament itself.

Speaker Chastises NDP

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Speaker issued a broad plea for better behaviour in the House of Commons on Wednesday as he chastised the Opposition New Democrats for op...

Tories Gush Over This Guy

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Conservatives — including the Speaker of the House of Commons — have been feting Nigel Wright as Stephen Harper's former chief of staff l...

Motion Against Mulcair Went Too Far: Speaker

CBC | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Politics

In a rare move, House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer has effectively declared the motion that triggered last month's unprecedented committee ap...

Partisan Mail? Us? Seriously?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - So what exactly makes it OK to use taxpayers' money to pay for one piece of mail from an MP, but not for another?The NDP is asking that very ...

Althia Raj

Bloc Complaint Spurs Review Of NDP Mailings | Althia Raj | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA – The NDP is defending its use of taxpayer money to send mass mailings to hundreds of thousands of homes in advance of three byelections la...

Tories Kill Bid To Probe MP's False Story

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Politics

After a rancorous daylong debate, Conservative MPs resoundingly rejected an opposition bid to have a House committee look into their MP's claim — no...

We Can Do Better Than This

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Speaker of the House of Commons is appealing to government and opposition MPs alike to change the nasty, partisan and uninformative tone ...

MPs Can't Agree On Moment Of Silence For Dead Soldiers

CBC | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Politics

Depending on whom you ask, either a miscommunication or politics was to blame for the lack of unanimous consent behind a Liberal MP's proposal to...

Feel Like Our Politicians Are Getting Younger?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

At age 30, David Joanasie is the youngest person to be elected to the Nunavut legislature, but by the current standards in the House of Commons and ...

Should Canada Trust Greece?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It seems that Greece is finally headed in the right direction and with Canada's support and the tireless work of ambassadors, the country's crisis may indeed eventually be overcome. However, the Greek government must continue its reforms in order to prove that it is worthy of this international trust.

Speaker Protecting Conservatives?

CBC | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Politics

Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer is in the hot seat over his decision to withhold letters sent to him two weeks ago about two Conservative MPs who have r...

Tory Backbenchers To Test Ministers

CBC | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Politics

All eyes this week will be on at least two Conservative backbench MPs who say they are prepared to challenge their own ministers in the Commons, follo...

Free Speech Motion DEFEATED

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Liberal motion aimed at enhancing freedom of speech in the House of Commons was defeated Thursday.The motion failed by a vote of 150 to 96....

MPs Try Luck By Jumping To Their Feet In House

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Despite having been suddenly given the green light to stand up and speak without political sanction in the House of Commons, MPs weren't exac...

Speaker Eases MP 'Muzzle'

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn and John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Speaker of the House of Commons has cleared the way for a bit of free-for-all politicking prior to the daily question period.Andrew Schee...

Speaker To Rule On Rebel MP's Muzzling Complaint

CBC | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics

House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer will rule Tuesday afternoon on the Conservative Mark Warawa's complaint that parties are going too far in muzzl...

Hot Seat

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It's not easy being Andrew Scheer these days.The 33-year-old Speaker of the House of Commons is now getting pressure from all corners as he c...

Opposition Leaves Maverick Tories Hanging

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The silence of opposition parties as Conservative backbenchers plead for greater freedom to speak their minds during a period reserved for MP...

Warawa's Mind Is Made Up

CBC | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP Mark Warawa says he'll announce tomorrow whether he will appeal to the House over a decision that killed his anti-abortion motion, as ...

More Tories Join Backbench Revolt

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A two-week parliamentary break seems to have done nothing to quell a rebellion by Conservative backbenchers against what they describe as sti...

A Statement on Decorum From the Speaker of the House

Andrew Scheer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Andrew Scheer

In recent months, for a variety of reasons, the atmosphere in the Chamber has been difficult. Lately, it appears that all sides have, at different times, strayed quite far from the flexibility, accommodation and balance that ideally ought to exist in this place. Our electors expect all Members to make greater efforts to curb disorder and unruly behaviour.