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Paula Simons is a Canadian Senator. She previously worked as a journalist and was a columnist for the Edmonton Journal in Edmonton, Alberta. She sits as an independent senator representing Alberta in the Senate of Canada, and is part of the Independent Senators Group caucus.
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The Unbroken Machine
Canada's Democracy in Action
Dale Smith - 2017-03-04
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What if it is not our political system that is broken, but our understanding of it?Everybody thinks that it’s the system that’s broken in politics; but what if it’s not the system that’s broken but rather our understanding of it? What if everyone’s proposals to make the system “more democratic” only wind up making things worse, and weaken our syste...
Paula Simons
@CanaDanDavis It’s a really good book. A primer on the way our government works. Or should work.      source
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A. S. Byatt - 1991-10-01 (first published in 1990)
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Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets. As they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire—from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haun...
Paula Simons
@mhingston One of my favourite books of all time. I wore out my first copy, I reread it so often.      source
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Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies - 1980-07-31 (first published in 1954)
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The following announcement appeared in the Salterton Evening Bellman: "Professor and Mrs Walter Vambrace are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pearl Veronica, to Solomon Bridgetower Esq, son of...". Although the malice that prompted this false engagement notice was aimed at three people only - Solly Bridgetower, Pearl Vambrace, ...
Paula Simons
@bluebulrush @FreewillPlayers I love Tempest-Tost. But Leaven of Malice is one of my favourite books of all time. I would actually be contrarian and argue that it is Davies’ best book, even better than Fifth Business or Rebel Angels.      source