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Monthly Archive for June, 2016

I always read the comments to this journal, the Tyee, Norm Farrell’s In-Sights and others and I often add comments of my own. What I’ve been interested to learn is what possible defense Liberal supporters can make for this wretched government we’ve had since 2001. It might be argued that these comments are mostly from […]

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Before I start today’s piece, a quick report on the two columns I did recently on the Canadian government, starting with the ravages of “responsible government”, moving to suggested cures. I received substantial feedback from across the country but not one word from an MP, MLA or an ex, questioning what I said about the effect […]

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Last week I talked about “responsible government” – this is the sequel to that piece. I’m horrified that we’re not taught that “responsible” has nothing to do with civilized behaviour but in fact means that government, i.e. the prime minister and cabinet, are responsible to the House of Commons, which can dismiss them on a vote of […]

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It was a wonderful evening – it was a very difficult evening. Last Saturday, June 4, 2016 was the 60th reunion for the UBC Law Class of 1956 of which I was one. It was difficult because we couldn’t and didn’t want to forget all those classmates we have lost; it was a wonderful evening […]

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What I’m about to say is not about nit-picking technicalities or shades of meaning but demonstrates that Canadians are governed by a fraudulent charade called a “parliamentary democracy” and I challenge any educator or politician to debate me on that assertion. (Throughout I refer to the federal system, it’s equally applicable to provincial and territorial […]

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