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Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

This and that for your weekend reading.

– Plenty more commentators are taking a turn duly mocking the Cons’ Senate shenanigans. Here’s Tabatha Southey: In fact, Mr. Duffy lives and votes in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa, in a home he purchased five years before he was appointed to the Senate in 2008. He has . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Song of the Watermelon: Whipped Votes, Floor Crossing, and the Perils of Party Discipline

In Ottawa’s latest uptick of political drama, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair called on MP Claude Patry to resign his seat Thursday, after the latter joined the Bloc Quebecois. Noting that Patry, while still a New Democrat, voted with the rest of the caucus last year to ban the practice of floor crossing, Mulcair said, “We . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Whipped Votes, Floor Crossing, and the Perils of Party Discipline