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Prorogation: A Powerful Tool Forged by History

In early December 2008, the situation for Stephen Harper’s second government appeared dire. Although he had won the election of October 14, Canadians gave his Conservatives only a minority government. Now, in the few short days since he had convened Parliament, he had so angered the opposition parties that it appeared they might combine forces […]


Charles Davison
Charles Davison is the Senior Criminal Defence Counsel with the Somba K’e office of the Legal Services Board in Yellowknife, N.W.T.

The Canadian Crown: The Role of the Governor General

In late 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid two notable visits to the Governor General of Canada at Rideau Hall and offered Her Excellency, Michaëlle Jean, advice which sparked controversy among intellectuals, pundits and editorialists.  Canadians from across the country soon joined the discussion, but in their letters to newspaper editors and chatter on radio […]


Kenneth Munro
Kenneth Munro is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta.

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