Friday, August 10, 2007

In Theory

I heard Dwight Duncan on the CBC this morning (the second anti-reform story this week on the CBC) saying that in theory a Premier could refuse to run for a constituency seat under MMP. This is quite true. Did you also know that in theory the Queen can disallow any act of Parliament within two years of its passage (BNA Act Section 56)? Did you know that in theory, the Queen is the commander in chief of the army (Section 15)? Did you know that in theory the Queen can decide to move the capital of the country at her pleasure (Section 16)? As we all know, the reality in all of these cases is different than the theory. Ask yourself what the reaction of the public would be if a leader of a party refused to run for a constituency, in reality? Exactly.
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