Brian Lee Crowley

Our fixer-upper Senate: Renovate, don’t demolish!

In my latest paper (“Beyond scandal and patronage: A rationale and a strategy for serious Senate reform”) for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute I lay out a comprehensive case for Senate reform that would result in a democratically-elected chamber with real power, reduced influence by political parties, equality of representation of the provinces and a constitutional and political role clearly distinct from that of the Commons. Oh, and I explain how to get it through without getting into one of those ridiculous “rounds” of endless constitutional wrangling with the provinces.

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Brian Lee Crowley
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