Canadian Parliament Accidentally Passes Budget by Unanimous Consent
I don't know if a parliamentary system is better or worse than the three-branch system we have in the U.S.
But one thing is for sure: Canada's parliament is a lot more entertaining than Congress. Today's Exhibit A: Parliament accidentally passed the Canadian federal budget by unanimous consent.
(Just to be clear: the mistake was the "unanimous consent," and the budget would have passed anyway. But two of the opposition parties which intended to vote against the budget managed to screw up and not object to the bill in time, so the budget passed without any opposition.)
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