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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 

Justin Trudeau's Defence Of The Existing Senate Structure Is NOT What You Could Call 'Democracy'


Trudeau says appoint better senators, forget reforming upper chamber

 Imagine! The man who wants to lead the Liberal Party of Canada believes in APPOINTED Senators. My question to Trudeau is this ... 'in what version of 'democracy' do you appoint the legislators? I thought 'democracy' was about the People ELECTING their law makers!

This is so typical of the old old old style Liberal Party of Canada. Nothing new here folks .... move along

"ORLEANS, Ont. - Liberal leadership front-runner Justin Trudeau says there's nothing wrong with Canada's scandal-plagued Senate that couldn't be fixed by appointing higher calibre senators. 

The Montreal MP favours limiting senators to 12-year terms but, other than that, sees no need to overhaul the much-maligned chamber. He rules out the election of senators as a "terrible idea"[...] Rather, Trudeau says the obvious fix is to "demand better" of those appointed to the Senate.
Winnipeg Free Press


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If the Senate was truly a place for a non partisian sober second thought, and a non partisian think tank Trudeau would be correct. However this will never happen.

Either you leave the Senate as is, with better appointments or your abolish it. Electing Senators is far from a good idea.

Abolish ....

http://mikailus.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/and-now-some-politics/

"He rules out the election of senators as a 'terrible idea' that would lead to parliamentary gridlock and exacerbate the under-representation of western provinces."

On the contrary, an elected senate would force politicians to learn the fine art of COMPROMISE.

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