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 Marcine Bennett le lun 19/09/2022 - 04:42

It's time to abolish the senate. They serve no purpose and are an expensive waste of space. Justin Trudeau Saud he would get rid if them if ele cted. And yet? Time to make good on that promise.

Soumis par François Lavigne le ven 16/09/2022 - 13:24

It's pretty clear that it's a scam to prevent democracy from having real power in government. I by some miracle the house passes something like ranked ballots or things that challenges the status quo, the senate can just block it. They are not even elected. "Somber second thought" is what they say but it's really just preventing real change. If we want to abolish the senate, will it need to pass the senate? That way the house can fake being on the side of electors knowing full well that a bill they vote for by virtue signaling will not pass the senate. I don't even care about the expenses scandal, in my opinion politicians should be paid more to be less susceptible to bribes. No sense in paying hockey players and CEO 100x more than the people responsible for our country. They really should have "f*ck you money" (in the house that is).

Soumis par M.Gruber le lun 15/08/2022 - 12:24

Based on what has been said in the posts on this site the senate and senators would be gone. So how do we make that happen? Seems like we will never make it happen.

Soumis par Nicholas Rode le dim 10/07/2022 - 17:42

The senate was designed as the chamber of "sober second thought" but has become a rubber stamp for which ever party happens to have appointed enough senators. Not to mention that there is already a phase of "sober second thought" in the Commons: Consideration in Committee. Simply strengthening this phase would wholly reproduce what the senate was created, and has utterly failed, to do.

Soumis par Kyle Jobin le dim 26/06/2022 - 20:16

A bicameral legislature is a much needed system to establish checks and balances on legislation. However, an unelected body is undemocratic in nature. Thus, rather then abolishing the Senate, Canadians should elect members to the upper house of Parliament on six year terms. This would allow Canada to remain democratic and still provide checks and balances on the lower house.

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.

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