- March 31, 2012 - 11:20
If I disregard the gratuitous partisan mud-slinging in this article, I actually agree with Johansen on this topic. The Constitution should be amended so that Senators are directly elected by the people of the provinces they represent. The process for those elections should be made part of the federal Elections Act, and should be paid for by the federal government, not by the provinces. And the current system for electing MPs, which helps create stable governments, should remain - but its distortions should be balanced out by a different kind of electoral system for the Senate. I would promote proportional representation for the Senate. This would ensure that no one party would ever dominate the Senate, so consensus and compromise would have to be applied to every decision it makes.
- March 31, 2012 - 10:07
Stephen Harper is a fascist, winning his 'majority' by cheating. I implore you my fellow Canadians, let us rise up and take back our country! Revolution is the only course of action to rid ourselves of corrupt politicians and their masters, the rich elite of the world. While we're at it we might as well reform the entire political structure. We need to elect of senate, separate of the politicians. Scrap the governor general (rubber stamping b*tch he is) and make it so that we can hold future senators and politicians accountable for their parties actions!
- April 02, 2012 - 22:40
Hey, Justin: With puerile and hatefully partisan comments like that, I assume your last name is Trudeau?