Tag Archive for Canada

Canada's constitutional crisis

Lord Norton

Some readers have invited me to comment on the constitutional crisis in Canada.  In October, a minority Conservative government was returned to office.  Today it was due to face a vote of no confidence.  Opposition parties had agreed to support the motion, with the almost certain result that the vote would be carried.   However, no…

Creating a second chamber

Lord Norton

I have spent the past few days in Switzerland advising members of the Iraqi Constitutional Review Committee on the establishment of a second chamber.  Agreement has been reached on creating a second chamber. The committee has responsibility for recommending the form it take. My role has essentially been twofold.  One has been to explain the…