National Newswatch

Premier Wynne Adopts Prime Minister Harper’s Tactics on Early Dissolution: Will the Media Vilify Her Accordingly?

Sep 14 2013 — James Bowden — Harper Showed the Futility and Uselessness of Canadian-Style Fixed-Election Laws in 2008 As the CBC reported in late August 2008, Prime Minister Harper described the 39th Parliament as “dysfunctional”; in other words, he had judged that his minority government would soon lose control of the legislative agenda and, in effect, the confidence of the Commons. […]

Toronto Newspaper Attacks the Undemocratic Centralization of Power in the Prime Minister and the Corrupt, Unelected Senate

Jun 13 2013 — James Bowden — By James Bowden | June 13, 2013 “The Power of the Prime Minister” In “The Power of the Prime Minister”, the editorial board of the Toronto News rails against the undemocratic centralization of power in the Prime Minister and the ineffectiveness of the appointed Senate and calls for more “checks and balances” in our system of government. […]

The Confidence Convention in Ontario

May 23 2013 — James Bowden — By James Bowden | May 23, 2013 Responsible Government means that Ministers of the Crown take responsibility for all acts of the Crown and that the Governor acts on, and apart from exceptional circumstances, in accordance with the advice of Ministers. The Ministry must also retain the confidence of the elected Assembly in order to remain in […]

The Confidence Convention in Ontario

May 23 2013 — James Bowden — Responsible Government means that Ministers of the Crown take responsibility for all acts of the Crown and that the Governor acts on, and apart from exceptional circumstances, in accordance with the advice of Ministers. The Ministry must also retain…