Proroguing Parliament

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:

Private Property Rights on Reserves

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 ….

Making Scholarly Data Public?

Andrew Gelman from the Monkey Cage writes:

"The answer is clear to me: by making your data available, you are making it more likely that others will replicate your results, continue the directions of your research, cite you, etc. Fame and fortune await."

Yet not all political scientists make their data available:

"If it’s so good to do, why isn’t everybody doing it?

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