Michael Chong

Reform Act Survives Senate Amendment Challenge

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Politics

Michael Chong's Reform Act is designed to give MPs in a party caucus the power to trigger a leadership review, and to subsequently vote to oust their leader.

Tory Senators Move To Gut MP's Reform Bill

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservative MP's private member's bill was passed with the support of all parties in the House of Commons.

Tory MP's Reform Act Faces Rough Ride In Senate

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prospects are looking grim for Michael Chong's legislative baby, the Reform Act 2014.Conservative senators from Chong's caucus — along with...

It Would Be An Abomination If Senate Kills Reform Act: Tory MP

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It's hard to imagine the perpetually upbeat Michael Chong in a bad mood, but the earnest Conservative MP has abandoned hiding his frustration...

Althia Raj

Tory MP To Senate: 'Time Is Running Out'

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Politics

"My view is that the Senate needs to do its job."

Tories' Bill C-51 Has A New Foe

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Business

The Harper government’s anti-terrorism bill has a new opponent: The Firefox web browser. The Mozilla project, the open-source software community ...

Tory MP Puts Himself At Odds With Harper Government Over Bill C-51

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Conservative MP Michael Chong is calling for stronger parliamentary scrutiny of intelligence agencies — putting himself squarely at odds wi...

Chong's Reform Act Passes House Vote

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - His zigzag journey has lasted more than a year, but Michael Chong has crossed one critical finish line in his bid to rebalance power between ...

Good News For Michael Chong

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative backbench MP's bill designed to restore a measure of power to MPs in Parliament has passed another critical hurdle.A Commons c...

Tory MP's Bill Could Restrict Party Leaders From Suspending Members

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP's bill rapidly making its way through the House of Commons could restrict leaders in the future from unilaterally suspendin...

Tory MP Calls For Urgent Action On Climate Change

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP Michael Chong is calling on the federal government to take action in the wake of a startling new report on climate change. Chong, a...

Chong's Bill To Redistribute MPs' Powers Passes Critical Vote

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Conservative MP Michael Chong's bid to shift the balance of power between caucuses and party leaders easily passed a critical vote in the Com...

Althia Raj

Harper 'Rathgebered' The Reform Act, Says Rathgeber

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Michael Chong’s watered-down bill — originally introduced to to re-empower members of Parliament — is a big disappoi...

MP's Controversial Bill To Curb PMO Powers Gets Harper's OK

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative cabinet is poised to support backbench MP Michael Chong's bill to rebalance the power between parliamentarians and the Prime...

Backbench MPs Are CRUSHING It

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Epilepsy, human trafficking, wine, autism, prize fighting — those are just a few of the topics covered by private member's bills and senate...


CBC | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics

Nearly six months after launching his backbench bid to rebalance the power dynamics between MPs and party leaders, Conservative MP Michael Chong final...

Althia Raj

Why Michael Chong Is 'Optimistic' About Reforming Ottawa

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Politics

Last week, maverick Conservative MP Michael Chong introduced a new version of his private member’s bill, the Reform Act 2014. His bill seeks to empo...

Will Reform Bill Makeover Help Chong?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two Conservative bills that would fundamentally change the Canadian electoral system, two very different approaches.On the one hand there is ...

Althia Raj

Tory MP To Amend Reform Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Michael Chong will introduce a new bill Monday amending his original Reform Act as a way of trying to win support from his ...

12 MPs To Watch In 2014

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - No one can predict the political future but here's a list of a dozen federal MPs worth watching in 2014. A large number are in their 40s or y...

Althia Raj

Reform Act? No Need, Says This Tory

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Opposition parties and some Conservative members may decry the government’s methods of curtailing debate and whipping votes, but the part...

Where Reform-Minded MP Gained Roots

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Michael Chong pulls a sepia-coloured photograph down from the wall of his Parliament Hill office. A Hong Kong family, dressed in traditional ...

Chong's Reform Bill Will Do Little To Make Government Less Secretive

Sean Holman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Sean Holman

It's almost impossible for Canadians to know the extent to which representation is actually being done in this country. Chong's bill would empower those representatives as a collective -- legally enshrining caucus's authority to remove party leaders. It also blunts the authority of those leaders, taking away their final say on who gets to run for their party and who doesn't. And, if Chong's bill becomes law, the power to remove MPs from caucus would firmly rest with caucus. But what does any of that do to facilitate representation being done and being seen to be done?

A First Look at the Reform Act

Daniel Dickin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

The Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (Reforms), already dubbed "The Reform Act," was only introduced in the Hous...

Chong's Reform Bill Can't Be Any Worse Than Parliament Is Now

Keith Beardsley | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

There has been much discussion this week about Michael Chong's Private Members Bill to reform some of the aspects of how our parties act and control MPs. Whether one agrees with all the details found in his bill, one thing is certain; it can't make things any worse than they already are on the Hill.