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The Failure of Canadian Conservatism

The Failure of Canadian Conservatism Mark Wegierski, writing on the 153rd anniversary of Canadian Confederation This essay is partially based on Mark Wegierski’s paper, ‘An Ineluctable Direction of Progressive Development?: The Ongoing Failure of the Right in Canada’ (read by … Continue reading

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Third Parties in Canada

Third Parties in Canada Seasonal fare for anoraks, courtesy of MARK WEGIERSKI “Third parties” are an endlessly fascinating topic of study. The notion arises in polities characterized by “first-past-the-post” voting systems, where there are usually only two major parties. Polities characterized … Continue reading

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Regionalism and Nationalism in Canada

Regionalism and Nationalism in Canada The third of a series of articles by Mark Wegierski to mark the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation The historical context The problem of centre-periphery relations in a society, and of how a geographically extensive country extending … Continue reading

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