Of Course It's Dysfunctional, Junior. You Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way.
Building the case for an early election, prime minister Trudeau today complained that parliament is afflicted by "toxicity" and "obstruction."
Hard to tell what he's complaining about. Toxicity and obstruction are inherent in a first-past-the-post electoral system where something over 30 per cent can land you a minority and you can come in well shy of 40 per cent with a robust majority. If you want parliamentary toxicity, rule a country without the consent of three out of five voters.
That's the system this prime minister vowed to end - right up until it gave him a "false majority." Once that lobster was in the pot, electoral reform lost its allure to Mr. Trudeau, solemn promises be damned. Dysfunction returned to parliament for there is no more apt description for a patently undemocratic, false majority government.