Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Learning about Public Involvement in Canada: Program for NPC Study Attachment – Assessment Report

by Mary Pat MacKinnon, Sonia Pitre, Judy Watling

The National People's Congress (NPC) of China visited Canada in the fall of 2006 to learn about our public involvement practice and theory.  The project was led by the Parliamentary Centre, an independent organization dedicated to strengthening legislatures both here in Canada and around the world. CPRN was commissioned to assess the visit by the Chinese researchers.  Their specific mandate was to learn about "improved mechanisms and increased awareness for public consultation in the congress system in support of representative legislation, including the views of women, minorities and poverty stricken groups."  The report is titled Learning about Public Involvement in Canada:  Program for NPC Study Attachment – Assessment Report.

Release Date: 22 Feb 2007
Number of pages: 23
Document number: 46956