Fixed Election Dates

I like this idea.

The Conservative government will bring in legislation to implement fixed dates for federal elections, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday.

Mr. Harper told the chamber of commerce the government will introduce a bill next week calling for fixed election dates every four years.

You know what, I am in favour of elections after every 5 years and not 4. I mean by the time the new government is settled down and start introducing policies (that take effect after 2 – 3 years), it’s back to campaigning. Just like in the USA. Almost as soon as the new government is getting into it’s groove, two years later it’s back to relection game. I like the French system. The government is elected for 7 years (although they too have reverted to 5 years now). Atleast their policies take effect while the government that implemented the policies is in power.

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