Canadians really don't understand the political system, it turns out
A new survey for the Dominion Institute taken in the aftermath of this month's political crisis suggests a woeful ignorance when it comes to our system of government.
For example, results of the Ipsos Reid survey show 75 per cent of Canadians asked believe the prime minister, or the Governor General, is head of state. Bzzzz — wrong
So it seems that what a lot of us supposed in the discussion about the coalition is true - Canadians don't generally well understand how they're governed and so perhaps have some false expectations.