The Redeye Complex


Monday, January 25, 2010
minority governments

Thinking about minority governments ... this item from Saturday's Globe story about Ken Taylor added an interesting tidbit of info on the 1979 non-confidence vote ...
Ms. MacDonald decided to press her U.S. counterpart, secretary of state Cyrus Vance, to do something, providing a fascinating footnote to Canadian political history: the details of why she wasn't in Parliament on Dec. 13, 1979, for the vote that felled Mr. Clark's minority government.

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