A blog to give a voice to our concern about the continued erosion of our democratic processes not only within the House of Commons and within our electoral system but also throughout our society. Here you will find articles about the current problems within our parliamentary democracy, about actions both good and bad by our elected representatives, about possible solutions, opinions and debate about the state of democracy in Canada, and about our roles/responsibilities as democratic citizens. We invite your thoughtful and polite comments upon our posts and ask those who wish to post longer articles or share ideas on this subject to submit them for inclusion as a guest post.
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Assets & Liabilities for July 2009

A monthly look at actions that enhance or support our democracy and those that do not!

Liability: The “Harper Government” for calling themselves just that rather than “The Government of Canada” or even “The Conservative Party of Canada” on a web site promoting the “stimulus spending” and for also rewriting history by removing factual pages telling of Canada’s history as a country of refuge for those opposed to war.

Asset: The Office of The Parliamentary Budget Officer for once again giving us a public report with a more realistic set of numbers regarding the countrys current and future deficit, this despite efforts to limit their ability to produce such reports.

Liability: The Alberta Torys for kicking out of the government caucus MLA and former provincial cabinet minister Guy Boutilier who stood up for his constituents by criticizing funding delays for a long-term care facility in his constituency.

Asset: Andrew Heard of the political science department at simon fraser university for his web pages on Canadian elections, electoral laws, reform and history. Many good links, great resource.

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