Democratic reform should be the central issue of this election

Canadian Press

By Gordon Gibson, The Globe & Mail, 13 April 2011

We are now well into one of our occasionally scheduled games of “futures markets in stolen property,” otherwise known as an election. [...]

The promises are flying. Stripped of all the fine words, the parties all come to us with a remarkable proposition: “We will confiscate a goodly portion of your hard-earned money and remove it to Ottawa. There we will launder and shrink it and then return some of it to you. We will also issue a series of orders called laws and regulations that will tell you what to do with your lives. You may now say thank you." [...]


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