Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Political Science

First Advisor

Brown-John, C. L.,


Political Science, General.




This Project examined the relevance of the Parliamentary Legislature in Canada from the point of view of legislators. In order to gain primary resources pertaining to the question we and interviewed the legislators themselves to obtain insight into the current state of legislatures. Chapter One details the methodology behind them surveys and interviews. Chapter two contains the necessary examination of the literature available on what others had to say about the state of legislatures in the past. Chapter three examines whether or not simply reforming the current system of parliamentary legislatures in Canada will render the institution relevant in a new millennium. Chapter four goes on to discuss the Executive Dominance of legislatures as well as the tradition of party discipline and whether or not this tradition hinders the growth and relevance of legislatures in the future. The focus then shifts to Question Period and decorum in legislatures. A brief discussion of how these issues relate to the future of legislatures in Canada concludes the body of the thesis. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1999 .M55. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0394. Adviser: C. L. Brown-John. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1999.