- Sep 5, 2001
For the record, I'm a fan of the parliamentary system. It does give a greater representation to the people vs. our system, in that the multitude of parties allows you to find a party you are more aligned with as well as generally requiring the coalitions to govern closer to the middle. I think such a system would allow a very powerful centrist, Libertarian party to form in the US. Something that can't happen in today's 2-party system.The liberal party in their parliament formed a coalition with the socialist party, Quebec party, and I think one more. There are something like 6 parties in thier parliament at the moment. The conservatives are the minority party or second largest party but could form a coalition to oust the pm. Trudope is the result of that, but the coalition is starting to fray. Canadian politics are fun to watch much like Britain's. In fact they are almost exactly alike. He.may earn himself a vote of no confidence.
Edit was to clarify party control of parliament.