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Canadian public is not a mass of morons who buy cheesy histrionics and vacuous one liners

It's not like there aren't already abundant reasons for overhauling our system of Parliamentary government but let's consider yet another: the concept and practice of Parliamentary "opposition," at least as we know it in this country, are outdated, counter-productive, a waste of money and human effort and a source of little more than Jerry Springer theatrics and gnawing cynicism.

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Canadian public is not a mass of morons who buy cheesy histrionics and vacuous one liners

It's not like there aren't already abundant reasons for overhauling our system of Parliamentary government but let's consider yet another: the concept and practice of Parliamentary "opposition," at least as we know it in this country, are outdated, counter-productive, a waste of money and human effort and a source of little more than Jerry Springer theatrics and gnawing cynicism.

  

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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