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Better democracy through swearing

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Stephen Maher finds reason for optimism.

I found Trudeau’s outburst tremendously encouraging, because it showed that opposition MPs are finding new ways to draw public attention to this government’s willingness to smear its opponents and stifle debate… 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government often looks authoritarian and mendacious, and he’s often accused of failing to respect Parliament, but when you look at all the stories about Trudeau cursing, you see that Parliament will continue to matter if MPs find ways to make it matter, and they will do that, because their careers depend on it.