Minority government worked in the past

Minority governments by a single party are shaky at best; coalition governments can be quite stable.

Editor:

Minority governments by a single party are shaky at best; coalition governments can be quite stable. For example:

• In Canada on October 12, 1917, a coalition government was formed by Prime Minister Robert Borden as a Union Government with 12 Conservatives, eight Liberals, one Labour representative in the cabinet.

• The British government of David Cameron from 2010-2015, had Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats leader as Deputy Prime Minister in the cabinet among others.

• The current German government, led by Angela Merkel, is a grand coalition between Conservatives and Social Democrats, which has been in office since 2013.

The fear of coalition governments is really unfounded, unless the maintenance of ideology is more important than good government.

George R. Weiss,Ladysmith

 

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