As you can tell, I’ve been reading Peter Aucoin et al’s book, Democratizing the Constitution, over the summer and have really enjoyed it. Like any good book, it provokes important discussion and debate.
One of the strengths of the book is its analysis of prorogation, a most welcome and timely analysis given the events in Canada over the last four years.
On page 224, they write:
Author: Geoffrey Stevens.
Published August 11th, 2012 in Waterloo Region Record.
The two byelections being held on Sept. 6, in Kitchener-Waterloo and in the suburban Toronto riding of Vaughan, are much more than a routine exercise in filling a couple of vacant Legislature seats.
According to a recent Globe and Mail article:
“The Conservative government will introduce legislation that would allow first nations members living on reserve to own their property, a radical change that aims to spur economic development in native communities that choose to embrace the new law ….