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G&M: Tory MP gets boost from advocacy group in quest for decorum

October 28th 2010 - A group of Canadians who say they are embarrassed and insulted by the antics in the House of Commons have launched a campaign in support of a motion by Conservative MP Michael Chong that aims to make the daily Question Period more functional and less hostile. Mr. Chong is appearing Thursday before the Commons Committee on procedure and House affairs where he will outline his proposals.

At the same time, a non-partisan group called Canadians Advocating Political Participation just launched an online petition to inform Canadians and to help them have their say. The petition is the first part of a four-phase campaign that CAPP chapters say they will use to engage the media and ordinary Canadians with local MPs and put forward ideas to pressure politicians to make Question Period even stronger.

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