Category Archives: Constitution

A great and free people together

After American rebels captured Montreal on Nov. 13, 1775 and besieged Quebec City in early December, only Guy Carleton’s heroic defence, complete with theatrical burning of the surrender demand, kept Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold’s forces from bringing all of … Continue reading

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This is the role of the Speaker

Who is the Speaker of the House of Commons anyway? Well duh. It’s Andrew Scheer. But what I mean is, what does the Speaker do?
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Tracing our freedom to ancient Greece

If you love your freedom, thank a Greek. Specifically Themistocles.
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An idea for statesmen — if Britain had any

Now that Scots have voted decisively not to leave the UK yet, a bit, British politicians need to discuss something important. If only they knew how.
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Legislatures don’t make the rules — and they should

Thomas Mulcair wants judges to take over Parliament. It’s a terrible idea that could hardly come at a worse time.
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