[LMB] Cool, in fact cold, link of the day: Arctic politicalcampaigns OT:

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
govenment
> >>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 
> Minister.

"British style, so government ministers are normally MPs" then ?

An example of a parliamentary democracy where MPs resign on becoming
government ministers please ?

Little Egret



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