Losing Confidence: Power, Politics and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy

Losing Confidence: Power, Politics and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy by Elizabeth May epub pdf fb2

Title: Losing Confidence: Power, Politics and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy
Author: Elizabeth May
ISBN10: 0771057601
ISBN13: 978-0771057601
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; 1St Edition edition (April 1, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Size PDF: 1818 kb
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Rating: 3.5/5
Votes: 272
Pages: 280 pages
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Losing Confidence: Power, Politics and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy by Elizabeth May


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A ringing manifesto for change from Canada’s Green Party leader and Activist.We Canadians are waking up from our long political slumber to realize that there will not be change unless we insist upon it. We have a presidential-style prime minister without the checks and balances of either the US or the Canadian systems. Attack ads run constantly, backbenchers and cabinet ministers alike are muzzled, committees are deadlocked, and civility has disappeared from the House of Commons. In Losing Confidence, Elizabeth May outlines these and other problems of our political system, and offers inspiring solutions to the dilemmas we face.“We no longer behead people in Canada, but Stephen Harper’s coup d’état cannot be allowed to stand, not least because of the precedent. Any future government can now slip the leash of democracy in the same way. This is how constitutions fail.” - Ronald Wright