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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yet another: the concept and practice of Parliamentary "opposition," at least as we know it in this country, are outdated, counter-productive, a waste of money and human effort and a source of little more than Jerry Springer theatrics and gnawing cynicism.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yet another: the concept and practice of Parliamentary "opposition," at least as we know it in this country, are outdated, counter-productive, a waste of money and human effort and a source of little more than Jerry Springer theatrics and gnawing cynicism.

  

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Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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