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Chatter Box

An Insider's Account of the Increasing Irrelevance of Parliament in the Making of Foreign Policy



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Chatter Box: An Insider's Account of the Increasing Irrelevance of Parliament in the Making of Foreign Policy by R. Rempel
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From his perspective as an insider, Rempel discusses how Parliament has become irrelevant in making national policy. In particular, he examines Canada's involvement in conflicts such as Afghanistan and Kosovo. With meaningful debate absent, Parliament has become nothing more than a tool to legitimise the Prime Minister's policy decisions. Canada's international influence is slipping and national sovereignty is eroding. Parliament must be reformed and we must begin a serious national debate about the future of the country.

Table of Contents

Democracy; Representation; The Legislature; Political Parties; Democratic Reforms; Towards Democratic Self-Rule; Implementation.

Author Biography

Roy Rempel was a foreign and defence policy advisor on Parliament Hill for nearly four years. He holds a PhD in international relations and taught at Memorial University. He also worked for the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
Dundurn Group Ltd
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