On Monday, in an unprecedented collaboration among Atlantic Canadian newspapers, The Telegram began a detailed examination of the Canadian Senate.
For five days next week, along with The Telegraph-Journal of Saint John, The Daily Gleaner of Fredericton, The Times and Transcript of Moncton and The Guardian of Charlottetown, The Telegram will carry articles that we have developed together. On the sixth day, next Saturday, we will publish an unprecedented joint editorial.
Our daily newspapers believe the Senate can be reformed to more eloquently represent our provincial and regional interests. We believe the Prime Minister’s willingness to have each province, in effect, choose its own senators is an opportunity of historic importance. Among Atlantic governments, only New Brunswick has recognized the importance of this moment.
We hope our series will encourage others to think about how the Senate has failed our region for 145 years and why now is our best opportunity to create voices in the Senate with a clear mandate to confidently and effectively advocate in our favour.
- See our report
- New Brunswick flying solo
- Taking a stand: Atlantic provinces have diverging views on the Senate
- Built for a purpose: So why isn't the Senate working effectively?
- A Brief History of the Senate
- Reform it or scrap it? Elected Senate has supporters, others want it demolished
- Reform the senate, but don’t make the provinces pay: Dunderdale
- To elect or not to elect
- Senate reform an elusive target
- Senate Reform Act gets mixed reviews
- Harper’s Senate reforms superficial, says P.E.I. premier
- New Brunswick aims to elect senators
- Election of senators remains several years away
- It's broken: let's fix it
- Fred Penner
- - March 30, 2015
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We live in a "Monarchy"? Thats precisely the problem! We are ruled by a foreign head of state and therefore we should have no problem with having our senators appointed! I wonder if Senator Duffy was elected would he be so cavalier about the whole affair?