Canadian Senate

Jul 8, 2015

Senate tramples transgender rights

J. Baglow
The unelected Senate deliberately allowed a transgender rights bill to die on the order paper. A momentary triumph of bigotry over human decency.
Apr 10, 2015

Mike Duffy strikes back

This must be Mike Duffy's finest hour. He finally is what he always falsely claimed to be: a little guy standing up to the gasbags of power.
Dec 7, 2013

How the Old Boyz Work

Bernadette Wagner
A call to demand an apology from Senator Dagenais wrt his abuse of MP Charmaine Borg
Feb 18, 2013
Photo: Vlad Litvinov/Flickr

Getting rid of the Canadian Senate zombie

Gerry Caplan
For decades the major responsibility of Hon. Senators was to be bagmen for the party that appointed them and to defend corporate interests against mob rule, a.k.a. the House of Commons.
Aug 4, 2011

The case for a referendum on the Senate question

Ted Sprague
With the Senate reform bill on the table, the familiar debate on its relevance is sweeping this nation once again. A referendum could start debate on the options: the status quo, reform, or abolition.
Jun 10, 2011

No rational case for an elected Senate

Gerry Caplan
What makes most sense in terms of both democratic theory and Canada's needs is to get rid of the Canadian Senate entirely before it scuppers more useful legislation.
Dec 14, 2010

Climate action will stimulate economy and jobs

Cheryl McNamara
The Climate Change Accountability Act is killed by Conservative senators and Prime Minister Harper defends this by saying that had it passed it would have harmed Canadian jobs. That's nonsense.


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