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Michael R N Dolbear
m.dolbear at lineone.net
Fri Dec 2 00:52:21 GMT 2005
> From: Marna Nightingale <marna at marna.ca>
> Date: 01 December 2005 22:54
> gpw at uniserve.com wrote:
> > Quoting Michael R N Dolbear <m.dolbear at lineone.net>:
> >>>From: alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
> >>>It's parliamentary democracy, first-past-the-post. Very simple.
> >>For the one sentence summary you have to add "British style, so
> >>ministers are normally menbers of parliament".
> > Egads no. I don't recall any government ministers being drawn from
> > the upper house as the British are willing to do.
> No, but we HAVE been known to appoint 'em and THEN run 'em for office.
> Generally by asking a backbencher in a very safe seat to step aside and
> holding a by-election.
> It's rare, very. But it does happen.
> The Upper House is the Senate, and Senators are appointed by the Prime
"British style, so government ministers are normally MPs" then ?
An example of a parliamentary democracy where MPs resign on becoming
government ministers please ?
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