Taking Part in an Online Consultation
Private citizens may be invited to take part in an online consultation during a general consultation held by a parliamentary committee of the National Assembly. Online consultations may also be held during special consultations.
Online consultations generally take the form of a questionnaire in which participants are asked to give their opinion or comments on the subject being studied. All of the answers collected during the consultation are forwarded to the committee members to further their reflection.
Any private citizen may take part in an online consultation. However, only the people and groups who submitted a brief or a request to be heard without a brief are heard during the public hearings following general or special consultations.
How to Take Part
To see the list of online consultations that are underway, visit the “Take Part in a Consultation” section of the Parliamentary Proceedings home page.
- Click on the title of the consultation to view the web page.
- Fill out the questionnaire found on the web page.
Processing Online Questionnaires
The information contained in the questionnaire forms will be forwarded to MNAs, ministers and their staff.
It can happen that the answers received from the public are tabled before a parliamentary committee or that a committee will include them in its report to the Assembly, either in their entirety or in a summary form. When answers are made public, only the name and municipality of the submitter are revealed; all other personal information remains confidential.
Committees may decide to keep the questionnaires they received, in which case they become part of the Assembly’s archives and are subject to the rules for archiving parliamentary documents.
To Learn More
For more on online consultations and taking part in them, contact the Committees Service of the National Assembly.
Each of the committees can also be reached by email.