Category Archives: Procedure

Government Formation Revisited

I’ve written a number of posts exploring the issue of government formation in a hung parliament, but in the lead-up to the May 7 2015 [...]

Much ado about the Fixed-term Parliaments Act

It would be remiss of me to not comment on the growing worry over the UK’s Fixed-term Parliaments Act (FPTA) and its possible conseque [...]

Parly

If you enjoy my posts about the UK parliament and UK procedure, please consider supporting a new crowd funding initiative called Parly. Parl [...]

On dumping first-past-the-post for all the wrong reasons

In an earlier post, I explained how Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson was wrongly pinning the blame for most of the problems facing C [...]

Alberta 2015 General Election Political Party Platform Comparisons

Many people are looking for a site comparing the platforms of the political parties contesting the upcoming Alberta provincial election (5 M [...]

When a Party isn’t a Party, Part 3

(This is the third installment of a series on the history of ministerial statements and officially recognized party status. Please read Part [...]

When a Party isn’t a Party, Part 2

(This is the second installment of a series on the history of ministerial statements and officially recognized party status. Please read Par [...]

When a Party isn’t a Party, Part 1

On March 24 2015, the Prime Minister of Canada delivered a ministerial statement to the House of Commons on the matter of expanding Canada&# [...]

Everyone may love PR, but FPTP isn’t the problem

Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson’s latest piece argues that Canada’s voting system, commonly referred to as First-Past-t [...]

Closed questions and PMQs

The first question directed to the Prime Minister during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), is typically what is called an [...]
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