Should Canada adopt a Cabinet manual?
The Liberals jettisoned their coalition of 2008 so soon after having negotiated it because they feared being offside with public opinion. The will of the public, the essence of democracy, will prevail. It did in 2008 and in Ontario in 1985.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured April 21, 2015. Nelson Wiseman argues that a Cabinet manual, as in Britain, would clarify under an official imprimatur what should unfold after an inconclusive election.The Hill Times photograph by Jean-Marc Carisse