In a system of carefully arranged checks and balances, the U.S. president can hand-pick articulate individuals with management and policy depth to form his cabinet. Canada’s all powerful prime minister, on the other hand, is expected to wait, cap in hand, while our candidate selection processes miraculously produce cabinet material.
Canadians increasingly look to ethics commissioners, overhauling the electoral system and institutional reform to raise governance standards.
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The above quote is from an Ottawa Citizen editorial published on David Emerson's Campaign Site at www.davidemerson.ca May2004
Of course he was running for the Liberals then, but libertarians just fit right in anywhere.
"overhauling the electoral system and institutional reform to raise governance standards" Ha!
They really hate all that electoral "cap in hand" stuff though, don't they?