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Coalition Government

Our political culture has been resistant to coalition governments. Michael talks to Adam Price, creator and head writer of the wildly popular Danish political drama, "Borgen". In Denmark, coalitions are a political way of life. They can be messy and confusing, but in the end, they can result in cooperation, compromise and good government.
Danish actors Sidse Babett and Pilou Asbaek from the hit Danish series "Borgen."

The coalition conundrum: Polls suggest none of the three main parties are likely to win a majority in Canada's federal election in October, but our political culture has been resistant to coalition governments. In Denmark, coalitions are a political way of life. Michael talks to Adam Price, creator and head writer of the wildly popular Danish political drama, Borgen.  

Michael also talks to two Canadians familiar with the levers of power - retired Conservative senator Hugh Segal, and Janice MacKinnon, who served in Lorne Calvert's NDP-led coalition with the Liberals in Saskatchewan.

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