Tuesday, February 12, 2008

If you passed a fixed-date election law, can you have an election whenever you want?

The Harper government, which introduced the fixed-date election legislation, says it will ask the governor general to dissolve the House, if things are not to its liking on March 1.

This fixed-date election idea betrayed a profound lack of understanding of how parliaments should operate. I'm glad to see it undermined. But you would think the people who said it was a great democratic advance, a no-brainer and all, might try to live by it.
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