Friday, February 5, 2010
Fair Share Cabinet
My solution to the mess Canadian democracy is in, is one, which I believe would be most fair to the vast majority of voters, and that is all inclusive, proportionally representative cabinet. Cabinet is the government. The House would become the loyal opposition and get the watchdogs and GG, the PM would have to step aside if he or she can't keep the confidence of the House, and the party whips become effectively meaningless, restoring representation to local voters, and removing it from the parties. It's a much simpler form of proportional rep, it's more cost effective, and could actually become a custom of the House without any changes to the constitution: all it would take is a willing PM, and parties prepared to run the House on behalf of the largest possible majority of Canadian voters.