Remote Deliberation Solution in Canada: Embracing the Digital Future
About the House of Commons of Canada . Written on September, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic forced institutions worldwide to adapt and change in order to continue functioning. One such example is the House of Commons of Canada, which had to quickly develop and implement remote deliberation solutions to enable parliamentary processes to continue. This essay will discuss the strategies and challenges faced by the House of Commons in ensuring business continuity, the integration of technology, and the cultural shifts that have occurred as a result.
Strategies for Business Continuity
Anywhere, Anytime Computing
The House of Commons adopted a forward-thinking approach by implementing an "Anywhere, Anytime" computing strategy several years before the pandemic. This allowed members to work remotely using devices provided by the institution, such as laptops and mobile devices. As a result, when the pandemic struck, the House of Commons was better equipped to handle the transition to remote work, ensuring that parliamentary business could continue despite the challenging circumstances.