This week on The House, Evan Solomon speaks with National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo who says civil disobedience is one form of action that could be used to draw attention to the current crisis in Attawapiskat. Atleo says, "remote-control decisions, unilaterally imposed decisions" like imposing a third-party manager on the community of Attawapiskat is not the solution.
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Is Parliament irrelevant?
With Parliament just a few days from adjourning for the holiday break, we ask constitutional expert Peter Russell is Parliament quickly becoming irrelevant? We discuss at greater length with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment Michelle Rempell, NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault, and Liberal MP Scott Andrews. Each one is the youngest MP for their party.
WEB EXTRA: Citizens in a Digital House
Mark Dance, 23, is a graduate of the University of King's College,
and a former parliamentary intern. Dance makes the case for a fourth institution of parliament, a sort of "Digital House" where people can come together online and participate in Canadian democracy. Listen to Evan's conversation with one young man you won't soon forget:
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