Tag Archives: Democracy

Mathematics and Electoral Reform

Our “sunny ways” government is willing to give Elizabeth May (M.P. for Saanich-Gulf Islands) a place on the electoral reform committee but not to give her a vote. Well, shucks, there’s an easy mathematical way around that. Ask her to … Continue reading

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The Missing Debate

It‛s been a long campaign and I thought in my ignorance that eventually the real debate would emerge. But no. It‛s all been about the economy, jobs, the niqab, fractured citizenship, refugees, deficits, terrorists, environment, and other comparative trivialities. I … Continue reading

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Dear Justin,

Now that you have thrown your hat into the Liberal Leadership Arena I feel much the way I assume spectators at a bullfight feel – delighted at the prospect of seeing an up-and-coming matador in action and disturbed at the … Continue reading

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Dear Seven Senators

Dear Seven Senators, Welcome to the Red Chamber.  When I heard the news of your appointment I didn‛t know whether to congratulate you or commiserate with you, but I‛ve decided to opt for congratulations because you, and your other senatorial … Continue reading

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POWER SHIFT

Okay, so in my last posting I made an off-the-wall suggestion that we should reform our parliamentary system by making the Party with the majority of seats become the Loyal Opposition.  Well, hey, there’s nothing like a bizarre idea to … Continue reading

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The Neglected Elephant

In this election there is an  elephant in the room that is being sadly neglected.  There are sideways glances being made by the NDP but not, as far as I have seen, any full face confrontations. The looming presence of … Continue reading

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