Paul G. Thomas is professor emeritus of political studies, University of Manitoba.

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Are leaks in the public interest?

Leaks have been around since governments and secrets were first invented. Recently they have occurred with more regularity and with more outrage from government officials, south and north of the 49th parallel. In January, the …

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In favour of a Senate business committee

Unlike the partisan and relatively docile “old” Senate of the past, the “new” Senate is becoming a political force to be reckoned with in the national policy process. The government, the bureaucracy, interest groups and …

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The “new” improved Senate

It is probably time to revise our negative stereotype of the Senate as a complete failure at performing its three main roles: providing sober second thought on legislation, representing regional concerns in the national policy …

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