Category Archives: Parliament

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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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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