The Director of Parliamentary Research and Research Officer provide confidential, non-partisan research at the request of individual members. Members are encouraged to consult them for a variety of research needs, which might include (but are not limited to):
Background research on issues brought forward by constituents
Background research toward the drafting of a bill, motion or statement
Summaries of other jurisdictions’ legislation on a given issue
Retrieval of information or statistics from provincial offices and external agencies
Information gathering for conference presentations
Research is delivered as a written brief in paper and electronic form, and researchers can provide in-person briefings to members and committees upon request.