Posts Tagged ‘ democracy in Canada ’

Off to Trump’s America again in .. just what is going on there anyway (& in good old ontariario too) ????

Apr 17th, 2018 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

In some ways we cannot really say that almost all of us in the Toronto editorial office here will be headed for Trump’s America on April 18, 2018, for one of our regular conferences with our growing technical staff in northern California. California generally is not really in Trump’s America, of course,  and northern California [...]



The American Civil War and the British North America Act, 1867

Apr 15th, 2016 | By Randall White | Category: Heritage Now

Political deadlock in the United Province of Canada probably was a big enough cause of the wider confederation of British North American provinces, for the 2.5 million people who were living in the United Province by the early 1860s. It meant next to nothing, however, for the 583,000 people in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick [...]



March 6 referendum in Iceland: one model for democratizing governor general in Canada

Feb 24th, 2010 | By Randall White | Category: Canadian Republic

Three days after the prorogued federal Parliament returns to work in Canada, the people of Iceland will be voting in an unusual referendum. It has been called, in effect, by the ceremonial head of state, who has doubts about recent controversial actions by the Icelandic parliament and prime minister. Here in Canada, the Iceland example [...]



Catching up with Canadian politics .. and the death of Holden Caulfield’s dad

Feb 1st, 2010 | By Citizen X | Category: In Brief

You of course hear nothing about Canadian politics via the ordinary media in Florida, where I spent the counterweights late January prorogue. And I didn’t take a laptop computer with me. On the theory that a week is a long time in politics, one of my first tasks on returning to the northern deep freeze [...]



If there is a deepening debate about prorogation and democracy in Canada what does it mean?

Jan 18th, 2010 | By Randall White | Category: Ottawa Scene

Public debate on minority Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to “prorogue” the Parliament of Canada, until March 3, 2010, at least seems to have grown to a greater degree more quickly than many who follow such obscure events at first imagined. And I am among those who have been pleasantly enough surprised. At the [...]