The response by some to the most recent episodes of abuses and failings of our parliamentary democracy has been to vilify Prime Minister Harper, suggesting that if we had a more accommodating leader or could enact some sort of cultural change, the problems would simply vanish. We reject this outright. Harper is far from the only leader to abuse power.
PhD Candidate, University of Victoria
Mark D. Jarvis is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria.
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