The story of an attempt to extract public information from the Department of National Defence. Original application: 14 December 2006. This blog is just biding its time, waiting for the last Canadian soldier to leave Afghanistan.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Wrong, wrong, wrong....
Critical mass building to abolish senate: Hébert The behaviour of senators recently has made people beyond the senate’s traditional opponents call for its abolition.
History will eventually tell whether this was the week when public fatigue with the Canadian Senate passed the point of no return.
British Parliamentary Democracy does not exist in a vacuum:
"Thus we arrive, by our ancient constitutional methods at practical working arrangements which show that Parliamentary democracy can adapt itself to all situations and can go out in all weathers."
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
British House of Commons
8 September 1942 The Australian upper house is elected by proportional representation. It's as if Canadians have no idea what goes on in other jurisdictions, even if they're based on the most successful form of democracy in human hstory, evolved by the British, whatever else you might think of them. Evolution, yes; revolution, no. The Italians invented cappuccino. There you go.