Various Contrivances

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Is Canada broken?…

“We are in a continuous election campaign with no discussion of issues,” observes Ned Franks, a political scientist at Queen’s University and a leading authority on Canada’s Parliament.

If an election is called, I’d really like to ignore it, right up to the very end. But, I know I’ll be reviewing all of the platforms, reading plenty of commentary, and arguing about the issues. This would be much more satisfying if the election was actually important. The Federal government seems to be slowly fading into irrelevance.