Major Lessons for a Minority Government

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The new Liberal minority government reminds us that of Canada's last seven elections, five resulted in so-called hung parliaments. But history does suggest there are different paths forward that could make the electorate's apparent preference for minority parliament that work well. To share their wisdom on that, we welcome: Hugh Segal, who was chief of staff to both prime minister Brian Mulroney and premier Bill Davis; Dave Cooke, former cabinet minister in Ontario's only NDP; Kate Marie Graham, professor of political science at Western University and a former Ontario Liberal leadership candidate; and the Toronto Star's parliamentary reporter Tonda MacCharles.
Minority Rule: Time for a Different Approach?
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