As An MP, I Know We Can Improve Democracy With E-Petitions

Canadians have embraced our new national electronic petitioning system since it went online in December 2015, with over 1.26 million people signing an official e-petition. The website is incredibly popular, and accounts for one third of House of Commons website traffic, attracting 2.5 million visitors from over 3,000 communities. This exciting early success suggests we should enhance our system by allowing popular e-petitions to trigger committee studies or Parliamentary debates, as they do...

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