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The paperwork of history

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Here is the policy agreement presently being hashed out between the British Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. There doesn’t appear yet to be a published governance agreement, but the Times has a useful FAQ.

For the sake of comparison, here is the unholy, treasonous governance accord signed by Stephane Dion and Jack Layton a year and a half ago. And here is the unholy, treasonous policy accorded signed by Mr. Dion, Mr. Layton and Gilles Duceppe.

Well removed from the discord of December 2008, it is probably worth evaluating those documents on their written and structural merits. Both for the sake of assessing the past and, one imagines, the possibilities of the future.