Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Backbench Spring: Defiance in Canada

First off, H/T to Aaron Wherry who invented the phrase, it’s perfect. Canada’s parliament has long been one of the more executive-dominated, so it was wonderful when Conservative Mark Warawa MP stood up in the House of Commons and asserted, … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: UK Third Reading

The bill has passed the House of Lords without amendment! It will likely receive Royal Assent at next week’s prorogation ceremony by the Lords Commissioners. Lord Cormack put down an amendment at third reading for the Succession to the Crown … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: Showdown Down Under

Australia It looks like there’s going to be a showdown on Friday at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is currently engaged in a stand-off with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard over who will legislate for … Continue reading

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