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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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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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