Category Archives: Parliament

Being likeable is nasty business

This just in: Canadians are disgusted with political parties. We think politicians don’t care what voters think.
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Budget ritual a puzzling mystery

Imagine an anthropologist came to study Canada’s strange public rituals from some unspoiled region where only birds tweet and “reality television” could not be explained even if someone could be found who wanted to know. Upon encountering the thing known … Continue reading

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Less PR, more practical answers

Justin Trudeau seems to have attracted a lot of publicity with his proposal to reform our unelected upper chamber by making it even less elected and less of an upper chamber. Which is nice I guess. The thing is, I … Continue reading

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Obama’s year of action? Not a chance

So King Barack has had it with legislatures. My, that’s original. Or not. Didn’t Richard Nixon come up with it? And Richard II.
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Tribal partisanship

If Rob Ford has a 42% approval rating despite everything, what wouldn’t his supporters like? Being laughed at as dirty hicks, it turns out. But it’s no excuse to act like them.
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