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Perhaps the biggest impact of this change is simply that it is, in fact, a change. The biggest impediment to electoral reform has been the fear of the unknown
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It may have escaped the political class’s notice, but the advent of the endless campaign has actually made room for some pretty good policy discussion
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We’ve seen this quite a bit lately in our politics. People are fed up with being lied to, fed up with politicians taking them for fools, fed up altogether with too-clever-by-half
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‘It’s much more enjoyable now,’ Brent Rathgeber says. ‘I can speak freely, I can blog freely without the inevitable phone call from some 24-year-old in the PMO’
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I respect the independent representing his riding and personal morals.
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What a moment it will be, when we are at last able to compare their testimony and find that all of their stories — Mr. Wright’s, Sen. Duffy’s, the prime minister’s — are all true
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they are public figures though, and the implications to the behaviour and personal character of people who are our elected representatives is vital in a democracy.  Bill Clinton and Monica have nothing on a leader who potentially allowed or encouraged his followers to break rules, then when they were caught may have tried to hide it.  We have a right to have insight into the character of the people and parties we are represented by.
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In any old province the opposition will from time to time take over the government. But only in Alberta will you find the government taking over the opposition
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It worked for the Reform party, didn't it?
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If polls are even close to accurate, in this election we may well see some spectacular splits, with several ridings being won with less than 30 per cent of the vote
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So how do we get the government to change how this works?  It doesn't feel like they'll change the system voluntarily.
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Which is why it had to be killed. What Michael Chong’s bill represented, more than anything, was hope for MPs. And for those in power, hope is a dangerous thing to allow
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After their restoration in Australia and New Zealand, Canada is the last of the Queen’s realms to still bar its citizens from accepting knighthoods and damehoods. Only an obscure backbencher’s...
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Debates have proved critical to the outcome of any number of elections, yet we persist in treating them as afterthoughts to be thrown together at the last minute
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Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) has grown over the years into not just a classic, but the classic, the greatest Christmas song ever
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Mr. Coyne has been tippling heavily and early it seems. His editor must have been equally discombobulated. Seldom have I read a more ridiculous column, in any paper, anywhere.
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Many people think the party with the most seats is automatically called upon to form a government, but that’s not actually the case
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    Economics & History, 1983
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