A Quality Framework to Assess Parliaments: Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness

Keywords: Self-assessment - Canada’s federal Parliament -CPA  Benchmarks


In this report, members and clerks of Canada’s federal Parliament self-assess their institution against the CPA Benchmarks in the tense parliamentary atmosphere of a minority government. For each of the benchmarks they assessed the degree to which Canadian practices and procedures meet the Benchmarks. The exercise included a review of all relevant legislation. This kind of self-assessment was considered a useful tool for measuring progress. 

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