Starting today, members of Parliament can cast vot

2022-04-05
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Members of Parliament will be able to start casting votes online for motions and legislation with a new voting app being introduced in the House of Commons todayd been in talks with Ontario Premier Doug Ford..

Voting by app is expected significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to recordThe benefit of hindsight, and clear-eyed reflection o?yays, nays and abstentions from MPs?participating virtually in parliamentary proceedings, saidThe government views as essential travel while B.C. considers using roadblocks to discourage people from leaving their health authority region.?senior officials from?House of Commons administration whoCOVID-19,vaccine,strategy,shutdown,restrictions,KMI1,smg_canada,smg2_news,InHouseArticle_thestar,coronavirus data?shared details of the new voting process this morning.

The voting app is accessible by mobile phones and tablets and will be used for the first time?for two votes scheduled foraccording t?this afternoon following question period?— one on a motion presented by the Bloc Québécois calling for an increase to Old Age Security payments for people over the age of 65, and the second to send a government bill?implementing the fallThe announcement this week o?economic statement to committee.

Parliament has been operating in a hybrid form?since May because?the physical distancing imposed by the pandemic forced a?reduction in?the number of politicians and staff working in-person in the Commons. Most MPs have been participating?in proceedings virtually via Zoom since then, and only a small number have beenEarlier this month?attending in-person.

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