Taking Part in a Public Consultation
A parliamentary committee may hold a consultation on a matter of public interest either on its own initiative or under an order of reference from the National Assembly, in which case it will seek input from individuals and organizations. Those wishing to take part may either file a brief with the committee or ask to be heard by it.
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Commenting on a Subject under Study
MNAs examine matters of public interest at various times and in various forms: when the Assembly refers a matter to a parliamentary committee or a parliamentary committee itself decides to take a matter up; when a bill or draft bill is introduced; or when a public consultation is held. In most instances, the public is invited to comment on the subject at hand. The comments received are then submitted to the MNAs for their consideration.
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Starting, Signing or Viewing a Petition
A petition is a document in which one or more individuals ask the National Assembly to redress a situation that they consider to be unfair and that falls within the competence of the State. Any Québec resident can present a petition to the Assembly through an MNA.
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Introducing a Private Bill
A private bill is proposed legislation that affects a small segment of the public. It usually aims to obtain exclusive or special rights or privileges for an individual or a legal person. Anyone may request the passage of a private bill.
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