A letter of mine found its way into the Vancouver Sun today. This one comes in response to a piece last week by Senator Mobina Jaffer about the role of Canada’s Senate in protecting minority rights. In my letter, I argue in favour of abolishing the Senate and ensuring fair representation for minorities in the . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Vancouver Sun Letter
Direct democracy is to representative democracy what extra-virgin olive oil is to refined olive oil. The latter is more cost effective and, perhaps according to some, just as good. But to the connoisseur, there is no substitute for the real stuff.
In the fourth article of his ongoing series on democracy, Toronto Star columnist . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Referendums: The Perils and the Possibilities