An individual with opinions.: End of Parliamentary democracy.

“In 1998 the provincial legislature sat for a total of 63 days; in 1999, only 59 days; in 2000, 56 days; in 2001, 36 days; and in 2002, 47 days. In 2003 and 2004, the Alberta legislature was in session for 46 days and 36 days, respectively. (Of course, these figures – as meager as ...

An individual with opinions.: End of Parliamentary democracy.

“In 1998 the provincial legislature sat for a total of 63 days; in 1999, only 59 days; in 2000, 56 days; in 2001, 36 days; and in 2002, 47 days. In 2003 and 2004, the Alberta legislature was in session for 46 days and 36 days, respectively. (Of course, these figures – as meager as ...

bastard.logic: Has Centralization of Power to the PMO Put Canadian Democracy on Life Support?

Don Lenihan has a must-read column up today, on how centralization of power to the Prime Minister’s office over the past several decades has atrophied the connection Canadians — especially youth — had with our government, and what he believes this could mean for Canada’s system of democracy: In the early 1970s, the Trudeau government adopted a ...