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MPs can fix Parliamentary democratic crisis, just do it

Many are jumping on the Parliamentary-democracy-is-in-a-crisis bandwagon this spring. So will we too. Readers should pick up the authoritative Peter H. Russell and Lorne Sossin's book, Parliamentary Democracy in Crisis, published by the University of Toronto in order to get a good refresher course on our Parliamentary system and the role of the governor general. "In the recent heated discussions of November and December 2008, most people and much of the media did not understand that we do not have a presidential system in Canada. We do not vote for a Prime Minister."

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MPs can fix Parliamentary democratic crisis, just do it

Many are jumping on the Parliamentary-democracy-is-in-a-crisis bandwagon this spring. So will we too. Readers should pick up the authoritative Peter H. Russell and Lorne Sossin's book, Parliamentary Democracy in Crisis, published by the University of Toronto in order to get a good refresher course on our Parliamentary system and the role of the governor general. "In the recent heated discussions of November and December 2008, most people and much of the media did not understand that we do not have a presidential system in Canada. We do not vote for a Prime Minister."

  

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE