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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 01:38 AM   #10071
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Quick question...with an elected Senate and an elected House of Commons, to avoid gridlock which house's votes have more credibility or precedence?
I would say that the House of Commons would have the greater say, much like the US Senate. So, we would have the reverse of what exists in the US.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 01:39 AM   #10072
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Why avoid gridlock? I think it's a healthy state for government. Makes them more cautious.
A valid point, Macfury. They might be more "cautious" and open to compromise.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 07:22 AM   #10073
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Another At Issue Panel - Duffy's rip of Harper and CON leadership

Wow a second At Issue Panel this week and there's definitely another one Thursday night. Chantal Hebert made it this time but no Andrew Coyne. Coyne was busy illustrating the dismantlement of Canadian democracy at the Travers Debate last night; The debates will be broadcast Friday night at 9pm eastern.

At Issue panel dissects Senator Duffy's bombshell speech - CBC News - Latest Canada, World, Entertainment and Business News
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 07:30 AM   #10074
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Wow a second At Issue Panel this week and there's definitely another one Thursday night. Chantal Hebert made it this time but no Andrew Coyne. Coyne was busy illustrating the dismantlement of Canadian democracy at the Travers Debate last night; The debates will be broadcast Friday night at 9pm eastern.

At Issue panel dissects Senator Duffy's bombshell speech - CBC News - Latest Canada, World, Entertainment and Business News
I enjoy and respect the At Issue trio each Thursday, along with Rex Murphy, so yesterday was a pre-Halloween treat. They are insightful and intelligent in their views. Today's session in the Senate with Pamela Wallin might not be as explosive, but one never can tell until the dust settles.

All in all, I am disappointed with PM Harper. The promises of openness and accountability at the onset of his becoming PM has not happened.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 07:38 AM   #10075
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I enjoy and respect the At Issue trio each Thursday, along with Rex Murphy, so yesterday was a pre-Halloween treat. They are insightful and intelligent in their views. Today's session in the Senate with Pamela Wallin might not be as explosive, but one never can tell until the dust settles.

All in all, I am disappointed with PM Harper. The promises of openness and accountability at the onset of his becoming PM has not happened.
As Mansbridge points out Wallin doesn't like to be out done so I expect her to stand up and further illustrate why this government doesn't deserve the majority they received. Once again it will be some great theatre contrasted with Harper's refusing to answer questions in the House.

Put all the players under oath, release the emails and sit back and enjoy the demise of the Harper government in 2014.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 08:24 AM   #10076
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I would say that the House of Commons would have the greater say, much like the US Senate. So, we would have the reverse of what exists in the US.
Perhaps a person elected to the Senate under a Parliamentary system could be selected by the Caucus and the political party to be the Prime Minister.

I should think electing a senate is not a simple answer to a problem of greed and privilege.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 08:45 AM   #10077
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Seems the Harper Government is standing with the pedofiles and sadists.

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TORONTO - The Conservative government has acted in bad faith and may be in contempt of court by hiding information related to horrific abuse at an Indian residential school, an opposition MP and a lawyer say.

The stonewalling, they say, flies squarely in the face of government's legal obligations under a lawsuit settlement that saw Prime Minister Stephen Harper make an historic apology to First Nations for the residential school system.

"I'm astounded as to why the federal government in 2013 would find it convenient to stand on the side of the pedophiles and sadists who brutalized these children," New Democrat MP Charlie Angus told The Canadian Press.
Charlie Angus: Harper Tories 'On Side Of Pedophiles And Sadists'
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 10:21 AM   #10078
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look out Steve

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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 10:37 AM   #10079
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Ah the good old days eh?

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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 10:44 AM   #10080
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All in all, I am disappointed with PM Harper. The promises of openness and accountability at the onset of his becoming PM has not happened.
As with Obushma, talk can sound very good, but what counts is not what is said or promised but what is done.

Clearly Harpo's first instinct is to try and lie his way out. To be fair, that is the normal reaction of almost every politician. The big problem here is that he promised better and for some strange reason that particular promise has not slipped peoples minds.
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