Category Archives: Parliament

Executive seduces legislature

The National Post just published my article on how legislators aren’t keeping the executive in line (or judges) and we aren’t making them do it. Politics isn’t a fun sport with orange, blue and red competing for supremacy. It’s about … Continue reading

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We knew it would be combat

How can our politicians be stumped by simple questions like “Should we be fighting in Iraq?” or even “Are we fighting in Iraq?”
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What should Trudeau have done?

Justin Trudeau is in an awkward spot for suspending two MPs accused of sexual misconduct. But before criticizing his reaction to the NDP’s claims, tell me what he was meant to do.
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MPs struggle to define terrorism

It seems odd to be arguing whether Nathan Cirillo’s murder and the assault on Parliament was terrorism without any effort to discuss what terrorism is. Terrorism isn’t just a word for extreme badness. It’s a particular kind of evil, with … Continue reading

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Iraq debate dodged real questions for stale rhetoric

It is a credit to our system that Parliament debated our Iraq mission. Unfortunately they had a partisan squabble over whether Canada is doing too much when we needed a statesmanlike discussion of whether we are doing too little.
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