Posts Tagged ‘ Iceland referendum ’

Does the March 6 referendum in Iceland have anything at all to do with democracy in Canada?

Feb 24th, 2010 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

In the midst of all the deep excitement about the Vancouver Olympics 2010, who cares about the fate of some obscure arrangements for dealing with an obscure branch of the global financial crisis of fall 2008, in the upcoming March 6, 2010 referendum in the very small if also rather ancient northern nation of Iceland? [...]



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 [...]