Thanks for the tip.
In a rather patronizing op-ed in today's Globe, one Jason Brennan, an assistant professor of philosophy at Brown University, Providence, R.I., and author of The Ethics of Voting, exhorts Canucks to vote May 2. Because, Brennan says, "Despite having a seemingly never-ending stream of federal elections, Canada has one of the most successful and admirable democracies in the world. Still, there’s room for improvement. The better voters behave, the better Canada will be."
Well, thanks. Actually, we've had just seven PMs in the past three decades, about par for the course. Prominent among nations whose denizens are indeed poll-crazy, and revolving-door heads of government are the norm, are, I'd guess, Italy and Japan. (Above.)
Still, I promise to "behave." This year I might even have Gus accompany me to the polling place. And I can reassure Mr. Brennan that our next PM won't be selected by five high-court jurists. (No. 43 in the left-hand column above.)