As Mike Harris’s majority spurred called for proportional representation in Ontario, the prospect of a Harper majority in Ottawa has me rethinking the form of Canada’s federal government.
(Does that make me a sore loser? I would say no, because I haven’t lost yet.)
I spent five minutes in Wikipedia, and I think a semi-presidential system might be nice. Basically, the Governor General is elected by popular vote (perhaps with a run-off) and gets to exercise her powers without restraint. Parliament and the Prime Minister remain more-or-less in their present forms. I don’t care what happens to the Senate.
The French seem to get along fine.