Here, on the increasing attempts of executive government at all levels to declare democracy irrelevant - and how strong grassroots party structures may be the key to reversing the tide.
For further reading...
- Again, Andrew Coyne's column remains the definitive discussion of the issue at the federal and provincial levels.
- But I'll give credit to the Libs who have recognized that shutting down democratic debate is a serious problem - particularly Steve V, who also discusses Gerard Kennedy's outspoken criticism of the move. And we'll find out over the next few months whether the Libs' membership will see the importance of Kennedy's message, and set a higher standard for their own party's internal accountability than "Harper got away with it, so can we".