Monthly Archives: January 2017

Some Thoughts on Typewriters


I’m doing my part to make typewriters great again. Advertisements

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Some Thoughts on Censorship


Two years ago, I posted a photo of a coffee mug that bore a text with whose premise I disagree. I found it humourous, but I disagreed with it. I suppose that an activist type might claim to have been … Continue reading

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Toronto’s City Hall Perfectly Represents Toronto Itself


A few years ago, I took the train from Ottawa to Toronto. For whatever reason, I became transfixed at this portrait of Toronto’s city hall mounted to the front of the passenger car. I started at it for a minute … Continue reading

Posted in Humour & Satire | 4 Comments

Collective Ministerial Responsibility and Censure in Australia


One of my Australian readers commented on the previous post and linked to House of Representatives Practice, the Australian equivalent of O’Brien and Bosc’s tome, and its commentary on the censure of an individual minister. Prime Minister and other Ministers From time … Continue reading

Posted in Parliamentary Privilege, Responsible Government | 3 Comments

On Collective Ministerial Responsibility and Impeachment


Introduction: Ian Brodie’s Article in The Dorchester Review Ian Brodie, one of Stephen Harper’s former chiefs of staff who served him both as Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and as Prime Minister, contributed an interesting article to the most … Continue reading

Posted in Articles and Books, Confidence Convention, Dorchester Review, Parliamentary Privilege, Responsible Government, Reviews and Critiques | 6 Comments