by Kevin Chan
It seems like you need a political glossary to read the headlines in a Canadian newspaper these days. Words like ‘prorogue,’ which half of us probably didn’t even know existed, have been flying out of the television, off the radio, and screaming at us from the headlines of local and national newspapers; all part of a massive public relations (PR) machine attempting to influence our opinions one way or another about the proposed NDP-Liberal Coalition. It’s something you are going to be hearing a lot more about in coming months. I attended a rally on Thursday December 4th in support of the Coalition. Before I get to the partisan part of the article, I’ll briefly explain the basis of our parliamentary system in order for you to understand why a coalition is perfectly legal and democratic. If you stick with me, I think you will come out the other side of this article more knowledgeable about how our government works and about some of the interesting political events taking place across the country.