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Coalition governments

2011-04-21

Political Studies professor emeritus Ned Franks is available to talk about coalition governments.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff said this week he'd be willing to work with leaders of the other parties if the election produces another minority Parliament. Stephen Harper said today he rejects compromising with other parties, leading many to speculate about the possibility of a coalition government.

“A coalition is not illegitimate. It’s a perfectly legitimate form of government. But it is not the only solution if the Conservatives get another minority,” said Dr. Franks, who is one of Canada’s leading experts on Parliamentary procedure.

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