Canadian Party Politics – The NDP Convention

Or with the wrong candidate, it could be the beginning of the end. I never did meet Jack Layton, but I knew several people who did, including a couple of people who lived in his riding. Everyone described him as a really nice guy.

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Canadian Party Politics – An Analysis – Updated 1X

“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” – Sir Winston Churchill

Party Politics

Federal Party Politics in Canada is an exciting and dangerous sport. Ask the ex-leaders of the major parties, many who left with figurative knives planted in their backs by their supposed friends.

The aim of political parties is to represent different viewpoints among the electorate. Whether or not the system does this well is open to debate. There are groups which claim it does not. Other groups claim it does. One thing that nearly all groups in Canada agree upon is that the Canadian system is far superior to the American system.

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Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus – Commentary


American Patent law is a mess. When a small section of law ends up being appealed to the United States Supreme Court so often, it is an indication that:

  1. The law is badly written
  2. Powerful interest groups are trying to bend the law
  3. There is a lot of money at stake

This is the seventeenth patent case the court has ruled on since 2005. The Supreme Court has broad powers to choose which cases that it takes. It selects cases that it believes will have a significant impact on the law in the United States. That it has taken so many patent cases implies that the Supreme Court sees problems with the Patent System.

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