Transcript: Munro/Ask an MPP | Jul 21, 2021

Julia Munro is in her sixties, with short straight gray hair. She wears glasses, a white top, a blue jacket and a pair of pendant earrings.

She says I'M JULIA MUNRO AND I'M
THE MPP FOR YORK-SIMCOE.
I WANT TO BEGIN IN
ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION
BY SAYING, IT REALLY
BEGINS AS AN IDEA.
AND AN IDEA THAT CAN BE ONE
THAT IS CLOSING A LOOPHOLE,
IT CAN BE FIXING
A PROBLEM,
IT COULD BE A BOLD,
BRAND NEW IDEA.
AND THAT IDEA,
THEN, HAS TO GROW.
IT HAS TO GROW AMONGST
A NUMBER OF PEOPLE.
ONCE THE IDEA HAS CAUGHT ON,
AND THERE'S A WILLINGNESS
FOR PEOPLE TO WORK
TOGETHER TO TRY AND SOLVE
THE PARTICULAR PROBLEM,
THEN IT HAS TO GO INTO A
PARTICULAR MINISTRY.
AND IT'S THERE THAT THE
EXPERTISE IS DRAWN UPON
TO DO THE CONSULTATIONS,
TO BE ABLE TO CONSULT
WITH THE LAWYERS, TO
BE ABLE TO MAKE SURE
THAT WHAT YOU WANT TO
SAY IS ACTUALLY GOING
TO BE SAID IN
LEGISLATION.
SO, THIS COULD BE A
FAIRLY LENGTHY PROCESS
AS DRAFTS AND DRAFTS AND
DRAFTS OF BILLS ARE REFINED
TO BE ABLE TO SAY EXACTLY
WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY.
AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS
SIMPLY, YOU'RE TRYING TO
PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR
A LONG PERIOD OF TIME,
TO COVER OFF ANY POSSIBLE
NEW ISSUES THAT MIGHT
COME ALONG, OR THINGS
YOU HAVEN'T REMEMBERED.
YOU ALSO HAVE TO DO A
LOT OF CONSULTATION,
BECAUSE YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND
THAT THERE IS SOMEONE
WHO HAS A SPECIAL EXPERTISE
OR A PARTICULAR CONCERN
THAT IS VERY DIFFERENT
THAN EVERYONE ELSE.
AND THAT IS REALLY PART OF
THE WHOLE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM
THAT ALL HAPPENS PRIOR TO
THE BILL BEING INTRODUCED.

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