‘Senate Games’

“‘Independent’ Senators are renewing their calls for the ‘Liberal’ {Party} government to move forward with legislation to officially change how the Senate functions.  “The majority of Senators are no longer affiliated with a political party, but the law governing the Senate was written for a time where there was clearly a Government and Opposition side … Continue reading ‘Senate Games’

‘The Root Of Dysfunction in the Canadian Senate’

This story encapsulates a fundamental flaw in our Constitution. The Senate is supposed to be about “sober second thought”, designed to examine government legislation. This is particularly true when the government is drafting legislation that would produce a radical shift in Canada’s social fabric and traditions. The problem is that Senators weren’t elected -- or … Continue reading ‘The Root Of Dysfunction in the Canadian Senate’

‘No Votes for Old Folks?’

This article is deeply disturbing – indeed, offensive – in its attempt to portray a loony, fringe, overtly-discriminatory concept as something worthy of serious discussion. The academic reference provided is the ludicrously-titled “The Disfranchisement of the Elderly, and Other Attempts to Secure Intergenerational Justice”. Excerpt: “Decisions made by older generations will affect the interests of … Continue reading ‘No Votes for Old Folks?’