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Karl Nerenberg | A year ago, the Trudeau Liberals were still new to power, and yet they seemed to be slipping into the arrogant habits for which they had fervently criticized their Conservative predecessors.
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Rafe Mair | The Rafe Mair solution. Are you ready for this? Perhaps a shot of single malt at the ready is in order!
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Karl Nerenberg | You might be surprised to learn what the late justice thought about the direct election of senators and how little he knew about Canada.
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Ralph Surette | Have we given up on Senate reform? The debate seems to have drifted down into a muddle about how to fill 22 vacant seats.
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Keith Reynolds | Plans for new Senate appointments claim to be based on "merit" chosen by "a non-partisan panel of distinguished Canadians." How likely is that to happen?
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Rick Salutin | This country's electoral system is an insult to Canadians and a humiliation before the world, most of which doesn't use it. The first order of our new government should be to kill it.
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Stephen Kimber | With such delightful electoral results last week, who really wanted to contemplate the uh-oh that came with showing Stephen Harper the prime ministerial don't-let-it-hit-you-on-the-way-out door?
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David J. Climenhaga | We are no longer being very well served by out mainstream media when they fail to cover important and relevant stories like the Portuguese constitutional crisis.
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Max Cameron | Parliamentary systems of government are uniquely well suited to ensuring that stable governments are formed even when no party wins a majority of seats in Parliament.
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Dylan Penner | Our movements need to be ready for the election campaign to continue in a new form after October 19 if the Conservatives do not win a majority.
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David J. Climenhaga | Surely the next Alberta general election should be in the spring ... of 2016.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Harper government will introduce a Fiscal Update that includes tax cuts, mostly of the boutique kind. First, it will table the next budget implementation bill that will likely have some surprises.