Majority Government, Minority Support

(Note: You may also be interested in this post comparing various types of government. Also, for people wondering “how many seats do yo [...]

Understanding government formation

There is some confusion in Canada (and elsewhere) as to how government formation occurs following a general election, particularly when an e [...]

On responsible media

In the lead-up to the May 2010 United Kingdom general election, opinion polls showed that in all likelihood, the election would result in a [...]

Consensus Government

Between 3 October and 7 November 2011, there will be 5 provincial and 2 territorial elections in Canada. Voters in the provinces of Prince E [...]

Keyword post: Short answers to various queries

The following are answers to questions based on recent keyword search activity which has led people to this blog. 1. How many signatures doe [...]

PEI 2011 Political Party Platform Comparisons

(Note: If you are looking for party platform comparisons for the 6 October 2011 Ontario provincial election, please see this post. If you ar [...]

Quote of the day

You can sign every human rights declaration in the world but if you stand by and watch people being slaughtered in their own country, when y [...]

The Coalition Government’s working majority

Philip Cowley and Mark Stuart have prepared a very interesting analysis on the subject of the Coalition Government’s Commons’ [...]

Quote of the day

Last year I walked through the door of No 10. But we all walked through a kind of door together. To being, once again, a party of national g [...]

Leaders in search of parties

Liberal Democrat party leader Nick Clegg held a Q&A session during his party’s fall conference. At times, Clegg seemed almost impa [...]
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