Inside Policy: F.H. Buckley book excerpt

Inside Policy

On Sept. 30, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute hosted a launch for F.H. Buckley’s new book, The Once and Future King.

Buckley, a Canadian who teaches law at George Brown University in the United States, argues in The Once and Future King that what Americans increasingly have is the rule of an all-powerful president.

He makes the case that not only is Canada’s monarchical parliamentary democracy producing better outcomes for Canadians in terms of control of the executive and ability to pursue needed policies, but it has also been more successful in preserving our liberty.

“When you explain this to Americans they never get it”, Buckley told the audience at the book launch. “But it seems to me one gets it if one’s living in a Parliamentary system”.

The latest edition of Inside Policy, the magazine of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, includes an excerpt from the book on why Canadian democracy is superior.

You can also click here to see photos from the event.