Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Proportional Representation in Cabinet

I'm kind of with David Graham on Prop Rep, it's clumsy, and not as democratic as it sounds. Not sure what he thinks otherwise but I think it would work in cabinet. In the olden days the cabinet was the government, not the party in power, because the cabinet originated in the King's (and Queen's) Council. Their power came from the Crown.
In a Charter country like Canada, where the people have become the crown, it would make sense for us to have Proportional Representation in the cabinet (and parliamentary committees.) It would be the least expensive option, the simplest to understand, the easiest to bring about, the most effective application and the most constitutionally sound custom to follow.

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