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The Importance of Debating Major Social Issues in Parliament: The example of Quebec’s Act respecting End-of-Life Care

November 27, 2014

Jacques Chagnon, MNA

Parliaments, at their best, are capable of creating exceptional forums in which to conduct in-depth examination of major social issues, in a calm and non-partisan manner. Such initiatives should take place more often in my view because they give rise to the kind of broad-based consensus that fosters social progress. They also enhance the image of Parliament, which is too often seen as an arena for partisan debate. Québec’s recent discussions surrounding Read more