Abolish the Senate

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Senators are not elected and serve until retirement, yet they can defeat bills that the people have approved in the House of Commons. This is a terrible, undemocratic way of governance and must be abolished.

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Soumis par Jacqueline Rubianes le sam 11/06/2022 - 22:12

For years, Canadians have urged parliament to abolish the senate. We need a PM that is not afraid to do what is right and abolish this useless, archaic and thieving arm of parliament. Abolish Now!! Start a referendum and let Canadians decide!!

Soumis par gary forbes le mar 10/05/2022 - 12:40

The senate is a resting place for the party faithful and an ungodly drain on the Canadian economy . Many senators seldom are in attendance and simply suck up money without contribution to Canada in any way shape or form Fire the whole lot without pension or benefite they deserve NOTHING

Soumis par Anonyme le lun 09/05/2022 - 22:02

The entire government system needs to be abolished.

Income tax was introduced as a TEMPORARY measure to pay for the first world war. Now, the average Canadian is paying a fifth or more of their income to the government and seeing very little in return for their forced investment.

The system is broken and needs to be shut down.

Soumis par Nancy O'Neill le mer 06/04/2022 - 19:39

The Senate is old and archaic and is no longer needed, I proposed a complete restructuring, of the government systems in Canada (Abolishment to bring Freedoms and Equalities back to the people.

This is only for those in positions of Government and with the passing of lineage. It needs to be stopped.

Soumis par Tired Canadian le mer 23/02/2022 - 21:34

Michael MacDonald is the latest senator to be an embarrassment [redacted for violation of the Rules of Engagement]. We didn't vote for him, in fact we in Nova Scotia didn't vote for him 4 times, yet her he is.

Soumis par Kyle le mer 23/02/2022 - 20:58

No need for this type of office. We the people of Canada need an open government not a closed one. The government's believe they follow the best interest of all Canadians that is an absolute lie.

Soumis par Carl Weisser le mer 23/02/2022 - 18:51

The Senate is an affront to an elected parliament, which adds no value, delays legislation, and produces cynicism of our democratic system.

Soumis par Peter Foran le dim 13/02/2022 - 21:14

British Columbia’s fast growing population cannot be properly represented in the Senate per the Constitution. Given that Quebec and Atlantic provinces would not consider rebalancing or a new formula, abolition is the only option.

Soumis par larry le mer 29/12/2021 - 19:49

thank you for the freedom

the senate is an undemocratic institution and should be abolished, or, at the very least, have their power drastically reduced (much akin to the house of lords in the uk, unable to block legislation voted on by the commons)

Soumis par Gerald Himelfarb le ven 17/12/2021 - 14:02

Have Senators only serve for a maximum of 2 4 years terms. It works fine in Australia, a country very similar to Canada.
(P.S.-remove the "Telecom Act )

Soumis par MEDDAH RIAD le mer 03/11/2021 - 02:15

Le lithingue est un outil de travail de qualité et de service pour la plupart des entreprises et des établissements publics de santé publique territoriale en région du Québec à la foi en région Centre du Québec et dans le cadre de l'état du Canada dans le monde entier

Soumis par Anonyme le ven 15/10/2021 - 19:08

I believe senators are chosen unfairly in the account of region, population. Some provinces have 24 and some have one and it is not based on culture or population or region unlike MP's.

Soumis par Levon le lun 18/10/2021 - 16:22

Instead of Justin Trudeau wasting money on elections like the one that just happened he could’ve used that money for better services. He wasted over 600 million for nothing come on man think about the people who get nothing and barely survive and you just waste money like that. 😤

Soumis par Barbara Weppler le Jeu 07/10/2021 - 15:41

I believe the use of the Senate is useful - it helps with checks and balances HOWEVER; IT SHOULD BE AN ELECTED senate.
It is undemocratic in it's current form.

Soumis par Bro le Jeu 23/09/2021 - 01:32

Shouldn't the Senate be elected by each province, instead of being elected by the prime minister? At least this way there will actually be a choice for the people that are being represented, not a parties friends.

Soumis par Peter Mitsikas le mer 22/09/2021 - 13:59

As an Australian living in Canada i find your senate utterly perplexing. Back home our senators are elected on the basis of proportional representation. Put simply, if 10% of a province votes for the PPC in the senate then 10% of the senators from that province will be from the PPC, it's a pretty fair system. Most telling though is both sides of politics generally loath the senate which tells me the system is clearly working. Canada could really use a proper 'house of review', the current state of affairs is plainly undemocratic.

Soumis par Michael McDavid le lun 20/09/2021 - 16:17

Where wealthy and powerful people can be handpicked by the PM to interfere in the democratic process by holding up bills that have been passed by elected officials and make $175,000 a year with lifetime benefits that most Canadians will never have the pleasure of enjoying. Abolish the Senate and give Canadians their hard earned tax dollars back.

Soumis par Dee Snuts le mar 14/09/2021 - 16:17

i really like the senates cause they make canada canada. they are there for a reason to. like all the laws they make sure there is no bad law and they take a sencond look

Soumis par Dan Reynolds le lun 13/09/2021 - 19:50

imagine dragons would not approve 🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️ don't need to be canadian to have an opinion

Soumis par William Lylack le dim 12/09/2021 - 15:39

Senators are appointed for life. This is an undemocratic body of government and essentially politically rewards for performance. It rarely, if ever, defeats bills and many members are notoriously absent from their daily duties. It is an irrelevant part of Canadian governance and should be abolished.

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