CHARBONNEAU – Our PM has more power than a rational U.S. president

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LET’S COMPARE THE POWERS of our prime minister and the U.S. president under the assumption that rational persons occupy the positions.

Our P.M. has more powers than the U.S. president. U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins pointed them out:

“In your form of government, particularly in a majority government, your prime minister has much more power concentrated in that one position than our president ever thought about having,” Wilkins said in 2008.

Unlike the U.S., our prime minister controls both the executive (cabinet) and legislative (House of Commons and Senate) branches of government.


David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at

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