Unpredictability in Politics
Andrew Coyne Keynotes - Andrew Coyne's keynotes focus on the political realm of Canada. As a political columnist with the...
While Andrew Coyne asserts to holding no specific predictions for the federal election of 2008, he does discuss the importance of recognizing the deep structural weaknesses built into the country's political parties that date as far back as fifty years. He argues that what Canadians are witnessing in Canadian politics today can be traced back to failures and breakdown from half a century ago.
Andrew Coyne concludes his speech by remarking that the notion that a party cannot have an influence unless it is in power is significantly overstated. He argues that losing an election affords a party the opportunity to rebuild, while winning can result in complacency.