Minority Rules: PPF President & CEO David Mitchell quoted in the Wall Street Journal

11/30/2010

Canada is in a political rut. For the past six years, it has been unable to elect a government that reflects the will of the majority of its population. Stephen Harper, who took power in 2006, is heading his second-and Canada's third-consecutive minority government.

It all has both insiders and outsiders shaking their heads.

"There's a dysfunction in our country right now," says David Mitchell, president of the Public Policy Forum, an independent think tank in Ottawa. "It would take a party with a broad-based national base of support to win a majority, and we don't have such a thing. Regionalism has become so strong, the country so fragmented politically, that we're in this political stalemate."

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