COLUMNIST

Dale Smith

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Dale Smith is a freelance journalist in the Parliamentary Press Gallery, and author of The Unbroken Machine: Canada’s Democracy in Action (release March 2017).

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2015 COLUMNS

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Of course there should be an electoral reform referendum
A reality check on the changes coming to the Senate
Let’s be sensible about reforming Question Period
It’s more than just a portrait of the Queen
Advice for new MPs
The TPP probably isn’t that big of a deal
Post-election options are different from 2008
The trade debate we’re not having in this election
Can parties afford their election spending promises anymore?
The ghost of the Climate Change Accountability Act
What would we do without the Senate?
The persistent fallacy of a non-partisan Senate
The arrogance of ending First-Past-the-Post
Government makes a hash of genetic privacy
Let’s all take a breath about the Senate audit
Chong’s Reform Act can’t restore accountability to leaders
Why aren’t MPs paying attention to Information Commissioner Legault?
Conservatives not putting their money where their mouths are
No, the Senate is not being put on trial
You can’t just turn off the Senate tap
Ticking clock looms over parliament
Selinger gong show a preview of Reform Act future
Chong’s Reform Act sabotages parliamentary democracy and needs to be defeated
NDP satellite offices just one of many problems
The Phantom Parliament
No more year-long elections, please