The descent of democracy: A country under one man’s thumb

Canadian Press

By Lawrence Martin, iPolitics, 27 April 2011

Can we still call this a parliamentary democracy? Or is it something more akin to a democracy of one? More and more, Stephen Harper’s critics are asking the question.

There is a widespread view among political scientists and constitutional scholars that the prime minister, with his l’etat c’est moi methods, has brought Canadian democracy to new lows. [...]


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