Category Archives: Politics


Election Watch 2013

There will be some noteworthy elections coming up in 2013. AUSTRALIA Unlike most parliaments in the UK and Canada, which normally last 4 to [...]

The Politics of Coalition: the video

In support of their book, The Politics of Coalition: How the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Government Works, which was published in June 201 [...]

The length of two swords

Recently, the brilliant UK actor Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, State of Play, Mad Dogs, Hidden, etc.) was interviewed on t [...]

On the decline of Statements by Members

From the Canadian House of Commons Standing Orders: 31.  A Member may be recognized, under the provisions of Standing Order 30(5), to make [...]

E-petitions with 10,000 signatures will now get a response

In a written ministerial statement, Leader of the House, the Rt. Hon. Andrew Lansley announced that any e-petition which received 10,000 or [...]

Why Maher is wrong on Senate Reform

A recent column by Postmedia’s Stephen Maher argues that recent scandals involving senators might spur forward attempts to reform the [...]

E-petitions prove to be popular in their first year

A year after the launch of its e-petition site, the UK Government has released some interesting data which gives some idea of the popularity [...]

Quebec 2012 Political Party Platform Comparisons

As was the case during last year’s federal election in Canada, and the many provincial elections held since, many people are now looking f [...]

A closer look at federal revenues and expenditures by province

Given the keyword search activity on this blog, it is clear that many people are trying to determine how much a given province pays into the [...]

Fiscal Federalism: Federal Transfers to Provinces

(See this post for a closer look at federal revenues and expenditures by province.) When discussing the issue of federal transfers to prov [...]
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