David C. Docherty

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Mr. Smith Goes to Ottawa

Life in the House of Commons

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Compares the 34th (1988-93) and the 35th (1993-97) Parliaments, where, despite major electoral shifts, the majority of the men and women who go to Ottawa end up accepting limited policy roles, effecting only minor shifts in government.

  • Copyright year: 1997
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Provides a democratic audit of Canada’s provincial and national representative assemblies, arguing that the problem existing in these bodies is not a lack of talent so much as a lack of institutional freedom.

  • Copyright year: 2004
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