Canadian politics not the same as American

The lack of political understanding in Canada can be blamed on our education system.

The lack of political understanding in Canada can be blamed on our education system.

We view many political functions as they are in the USA where the president is “commander-in-chief” — not so in Canada. Our commander-in-chief is the governor general not the prime minister, nor can the PM just write executive orders to change laws or rescind bills.

With all due respect, our PM is mostly a spokesperson for the party in power. We are run by a parliamentary system. It takes a two-thirds majority of the sitting house to rescind a bill, plus a lot of pre-notification.

 

John A. Mc Donald

Duncan