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FROM THE ARCHIVES: IGNATIEFF ON BERLIN

Continuing my series of old book reviews that I am publishing while I am away in South Africa, here is my review of Michael Ignatieff’s biography of  1,828 more words

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'As fed up with Harper as anybody': NDP MP suggests party open to form coalition with Liberals

SMITHERS, B.C. — The New Democrats will look to form a coalition government with the federal Liberals if it means ousting Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives from power, says a prominent NDP MP. 386 more words

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Andrew Coyne: Justin Trudeau’s proposed reform package is serious, substantive and radical

You will forgive me if I do not sneer. Lord knows the Liberals have gone in for enough silly stunts and pious gestures in their time — congratulated themselves on their own virtue, then gone back on their word, then insisted they hadn’t, leaving nothing but a trail of their own hot air. 1,057 more words

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John Ivison: Can any government be trusted to pass electoral reform without rigging the process in its own favour?

The benefit of having been around a while is that when Justin Trudeau accused Stephen Harper of having broken Ottawa, it’s possible to recall that the place was already in pieces when he came to power. 957 more words

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Liberals would peel back provisions of Fair Elections Act

The former chief electoral officer says he welcomes a series of reforms to Canada’s electoral system proposed by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau on Tuesday.

Trudeau unveiled a mini-policy platform on the theme of open government that would include substantial reversals of the Conservatives’ contentious Fair Elections Act and move towards proportional representation or a ranked-ballot system for choosing MPs. 709 more words

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John Ivison: Can any government be trusted to pass electoral reform without rigging the process in its own favour?

The benefit of having been around a while is that when Justin Trudeau accused Stephen Harper of having broken Ottawa, it’s possible to recall that the place was already in pieces when he came to power. 846 more words

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Harper dodging more question periods than ever, data show

Stephen Harper skipped out on answering opposition questions in the House of Commons more often in 2015 than in any other year he has been prime minister. 848 more words

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