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Canada’s got phony fixed election date laws and that may be a good thing: Nelson Wiseman

A virtue of the Canadian system is its fixed electoral cycle.

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Fluid election dates could be good, kid: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured in this file photo in Ottawa. Unlike the United States, where the public has no opportunity to break a deadlock between their Congress and their President until a fixed date every or four years, a virtue of the Canadian system is its fluid electoral cycle, writes Nelson Wiseman.

 

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Canada’s got phony fixed election date laws and that may be a good thing: Nelson Wiseman

A virtue of the Canadian system is its fixed electoral cycle.

The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright
Fluid election dates could be good, kid: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured in this file photo in Ottawa. Unlike the United States, where the public has no opportunity to break a deadlock between their Congress and their President until a fixed date every or four years, a virtue of the Canadian system is its fluid electoral cycle, writes Nelson Wiseman.

 

  

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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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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