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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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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

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

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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

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