Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian parliamentary democracy ’

If mandatory long-form census is against human rights, what about mandatory oath to offshore monarchy?

Jul 27th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

“So all we’re saying,” Treasury Board President Stockwell Day has urged in defence of the current plan to abandon the long-form census, “is this should not be mandatory.” Canadians, Mr. Day believes, should not be compelled by the long arm of the law to “tell some unknown bureaucrat” about their home life, work, and ethnic […]



We may have almost forgotten the principles of our parliamentary democracy, but they’re ruling us anyway

Sep 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Key Current Issues

In the midst of all the current Canadian electoral hyperbole, I was disappointed to hear that “Ignatieff rules out coalition with NDP, Bloc.” If  Canadians are now facing a federal “election that seems increasingly inevitable,” the opinion polls at the moment suggest we are likely enough to elect yet another minority government. And a recent […]