The Government of Canada

Heavily based on the British system, the Canadian style of government is a federal parliamentary democracy with a fairly impressive track record of maintaining high levels of security, prosperity and freedom for its citizens. It is, however, also a very flawed and rather haphazardly designed system, with several troubling, useless or outright weird institutions that most Canadians agree are in dire need of reform — yet never seem to get fixed.

Day-to-day Canadian politics are defined by endless back-and-forth debates between right and left, and similarly heated arguments between the federal and provincial levels of government. Couple this with the unique dilemma of Quebec nationalism, and you’ll see why Canadians never have any shortage of topics to discuss around the dinner table.

Government of Canada