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harper election

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpgIn Canada, we have law that limits a prime minister's tenure, which is why Prime Minister Harper's announcement this week that he plans to seek a fourth term was such a non-event. Indefinite re-election may be theoretically democratic, but in practice it tends to be deeply apathetic and "incrementalism."
Stephen Harper’s Conservatives will reach the midway mark of their governing mandate later this summer. When Canadian politics
Instead of going nuts trying to come up with new election rules, perhaps we should try the opposite and do away with ALL rules and turn this thing into a no-holds-barred, made-for-TV cage fight. If we're not going to get quality, mature leadership no matter what we do, let's just do away with the pretense of it entirely. Let's have some fun.