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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Canada’s Dippers: taking the democracy out of politics #nlpoli

The guy who didn’t know what electoral district he lived in  likes proportional representation.

Provincial Dipper boss Earle “More Austerity” McCurdy was so excited Wednesday that he talked to a parliamentary committee about it and even got all frothy about it on Twitter.

If proportional representation is such a wonderful thing, then Earle must have . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Canada’s Dippers: taking the democracy out of politics #nlpoli

Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel and the Referendum Nightmare

Yesterday I told you that I believed that Michelle Rempel's pathetic hissy fit in the Commons was not just a sign that she's losing her marbles.But also a sign of her burning but frustrated ambition, at the state of the Harper Party.Because it&… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel and the Referendum Nightmare

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Moveable Fixed Election Date #nlpoli

Arguably, the greatest fairy tale the Conservatives spread after 2003 was that Danny Williams didn’t take a salary from the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The truth was he collected every penny of his salary from the day he entered the House of Assembly until the day he left.

The second biggest fib they told . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Moveable Fixed Election Date #nlpoli

Politics and its Discontents: Star Readers And Mandatory Voting

In response to a recent column by Susan Delacourt discussing mandatory voting, Star readers weigh in with their usual perspicacious observations, the majority in favour of a less radical solution to the problem of low voter turnout. Here is a small sampling of the responses:

Re: It’s time for mandatory voting laws, Insight Aug. . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Star Readers And Mandatory Voting

calgaryliberal.com: Liberal Leadership 2013: Deborah Coyne Interview (44:29)

Vincent sat down with federal Liberal leadership candidate Deborah Coyne (website, wikipedia) on Wednesday to get a better feel about her ideas, her policies, and her vision for Canada. In this interview she touches on important issues like what it tak… . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Liberal Leadership 2013: Deborah Coyne Interview (44:29)