Quote ... unquote."If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost."
"According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. SES Research SES Research is a Canadian public opinion and research company established in 1987.
For the 2004 Federal Election, SES launched a publicly available nightly tracking program, the first of its kind in Canadian election history. , half of [Canadians] polled have never signed a petition, and only 21 percent have ever joined a political party. A stunning 24 percent claim they have never been politically active at all. No wonder some politicians think they can get creative with ethics, pork barrels, and the public purse without anyone taking notice."
Vancouver Province Editorial, 2005
"I asked why it is that we have a system of responsible government, yet no one is prepared to accept responsibility for the abuses committed in the administration of the Sponsorship initiatives. No one has provided an answer."
Mr. Justice John Gomery's second report
"Research and experience over the last eighteen months has established that the level of alienation felt towards politicians, the main political parties, and the key institutions of the political system is extremely high and widespread."
Power Inquiry Report (U.K.), 2006
"A party long in power ... is apt to forget the basis of its rule--to forget that it does not own power, to believe that it can skirt the rules, and deft deft
adj. deft·er, deft·est
Quick and skillful; adroit. See Synonyms at dexterous.
[Middle English, gentle, humble, variant of dafte, foolish; see daft. the principles of accountability because it is 'entitled' to do so."
Rex Murphy Rex Murphy (born March, 1947) is a noted Canadian commentator.
Murphy was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, 105 kilometres west of St. John's and is the second of five children of Harry and Marie Murphy. , The Globe and Mail, 2005
"To promote national unity, to build bridges, broker differences and prevent minorities from having more power than warranted, requires, in Canada and some of our provinces, a more proportional voting system Noun 1. voting system - a legal system for making democratic choices
legal system - a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws . Many observers predict that a move to PR would permanently shatter shat·ter
v. shat·tered, shat·ter·ing, shat·ters
1. To cause to break or burst suddenly into pieces, as with a violent blow.
a. the Conservative Party into two or three components, based on region and ideology. It well might, but it would also lead to the demise of the Liberal Party, which is already split between social liberals and fiscal conservatives, between Chretienites and Martinites, between the Quebec wing and the rest of the party."
John Ibbitson John Ibbitson (born 1955 in Gravenhurst, Ontario) is a Canadian writer and journalist. He currently writes on American politics and society for The Globe and Mail. , The Globe and Mail, November 2005