Triumphalism runneth over

Bob Rae talks to Postmedia.

Rae was critical of the “triumphalism” that has marked the government’s attitude during this session of Parliament is a problem, saying it has eliminated the “give-and-take” that is the mark of a truly functioning democracy.

However, the Liberal leader said Canadians will turn on that brand of politicking in the long run. “I think there’s a growing appetite in the country for a very candid discussion about the nature of how our democracy is or is not working,” he said. “I think that’s a real issue for people.”

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