Our Scandalous Senate

Our Scandalous Senate

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An in-depth breakdown of the recent wave of Canadian Senate scandals, highlighting the need for abolition.

The Senate of Canada was created as a temporary expedient at the time of Confederation, offered as part of the negotiations to bring Canada's original colonial provinces into the new political union in the mid-1860s. Since then, the original provinces with upper houses abolished them. New provinces were created without second chambers to their legislatures. Only the Parliament of Canada remains stuck with its redundant and irrelevant colonial relic, costly to maintain and out of step with the values of a modern democratic country. Today, the Senate of Canada is rocked by ongoing scandal. News of this far-reaching scandal rightly disturbs Canadians, but the real national scandal is the very existence of the Senate itself.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781459723665
Branch Call Number: 328.71071 BOY
Characteristics: 387 pages


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SCLOWATER Nov 05, 2015

Very informative. I did find the writing style a bit difficult at times but if you can stick with it, it's well worth the read & guaranteed to make you agree that the Senate is a completely useless institution that is long overdue for abolition.

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