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Ishmael

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I did not know he had a speech impediment.
That is respectable that he chose politics and to put himself in the firing line with a speech impediment.

He says himself he was "born to do this". I think it was inevitable, short of him moving to Papua/New Guinea and going bush.
 

Ishmael

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Well, what a surprise. Danielle Smith's new policy paper essentially makes her a dictator. Classic libertarian bullshit.

“What Danielle Smith is advancing,” said political scientist Emmett Macfarlane of the University of Waterloo, “is an unconstitutional affront to the separation of powers, the principle of parliamentary sovereignty, the powers of the (lieutenant governor), and democracy itself. It cannot stand.”


In other words, Dr. Macfarlane continued bluntly in one of many tweets on the topic after the release of the legislation, it is “perhaps the most blatantly unconstitutional pile of crap ever introduced in a legislature in modern Canadian history.”
 
A majority government in the Canadian Westminster model of government, be it provincial, except Quebec, or federal, confers almost dictatorial amounts of power to the premier/prime minister.

Very few checks and balances, as we have seen lately with different provincial governments invoking the notwithstanding clause before bringing legislation into force.
 

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