John Pepall’s Opposition to Institutional Reform


John Robson of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute is praising John Pepall’s Against Refom, recently published by the University of Toronto Centre for Public Management.

The argument in brief: “The Canadian political system, with its unique array of discontents, has long nurtured a corresponding set of reform proposals. At any given time some have figured more prominently than others, although in the past two decades all of them have reached what passes in Canada for fever pitch. Proposals for electoral reform, Senate reform, fixed election dates, parliamentary review of judicial appointments; recall, referenda, and changes to party discipline in the House of Commons have all been in the news of late. And whatever they are, John Pepall’s against them.”

Interesting? Very! Pepall’s described as a writer and political commentator based in Toronto. I’m about to start reading.


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