[ In this article they talk about under Pearson he brought universal health care to Canada. No mention of the NDP. I've always thought the NDP played a big role in universal health care.--Kevin]
If the past is any guide, Canada is in for a wild ride, one in which the Commons and individual MPs will play a crucial role.
It has been 25 years since Canadians have sipped their morning coffee musing about a minority government. But if the past is any guide, the country is in for a wild ride, one in which the House of Commons and individual MPs will play a crucial role determining just how long Canada's 38th Parliament will last.
Whether the country faces a full-blown constitutional crisis such as it did during the 1926 King-Byng affair or whether the government falls in a vote of non-confidence, as happened to Joe Clark's Tories in 1979, what remains clear about minority governments is this: Hold on to your hat and dust off that old civics textbook.