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  • EXTERMINATE the Senate!!!

    They are a waste of taxpayers’ money and a waste of time, the Senate has outlived its usefulness. These people destroyed public trust in Parliament and government. The Senate people hurt the very institution it was created to support. What it does prove is that we do not need to be paying 105 senators $145,400 each to do what the Official Opposition already does – which is hold the government to account. And also in my opinion I think we should abolish the Senate because they don't have the right to have a lot of power in the House of Commons which is too much, and they did not get selected very well.

  • Because its almost useless?

    The Senate hardly does anything and way too much money is being spent on them. The only thing they do is doublecheck, edit, or approve laws, and most of the time they dont make a single change within the law. Why spend so much money on something so meaningless? The only thing the Senate really does is collect tax payers money.

  • Abolish the senate

    Yes I agree that we should abolish the Canadian senate because after a budget boost from Stephen Harper the Canadian senate will cost Canadians $88 747 958 this year. This will take annual taxes of over 7168 garage families to pay the senate's tabs. The average senator worked only 72 days last year that Is barely 3 months of of 12. Actually 14 senators missed more than ¼ of their few work days. 51 of the 57 senators appointed by Stephen Harper donated to the conservative party. Their lifetime salaries will cost hardworking Canadians $116 000 000. Unelected, unaccountable senators represent the parties that appoint them- not the Canadian people.

  • Yes we should!!!!!

    WE need to abolish the senate because it takes a long time for the law to pass in it's timeline I bet if we abolish the senate we would have more laws and the senate could be bought to not pass the law . So we should abolish the senate

  • Down with the senate!

    The senate has outlived its usefulness in Canadian politics, it may have been a key idea in the founding of our country BUT its time to consider new ideas for a more modern nation. Consider Patrick Brazeau, recently chrged with assault and sexual assault, Mike Duffy and many other travel expense scandals in which various high-profile senators falsely stated there residence. I think it is time for a change Canada is already a unicameral legislature we may as well drop the senators since all they seem to do is spend money and abuse their undisputed authority. And frankly i disagree that they can/do serve a significant enough of a purpose to remain in their seats.

  • Senate has no applications.

    Most of the people who disagree don't seem to acknowledge the fact that the senate has little to no power in creating laws for Canada. It is a more of a traditional thing and has no use. Billions of tax payers' money is being used without any care by many senators, and I can't take that anymore.

  • Because it isn't right

    We, the undersigned residents of Canada, recognize the following:

    that there is no place for an unelected, unaccountable Senate in our democracy;

    that the $92.5 million a year it costs to run this archaic institution would be better spent elsewhere; and

    that appointed senators, especially those who abuse their privileges, do not represent the interests or values of Canadians.

    Therefore, we call on the Government of Canada to abolish the unelected, unaccountable Senate once and for all.

  • Not abolished just changed

    The Senate may be full of scandals now and be controlled by parties, but it still has a purpose. It provides feedback to the laws the house of commons create. It can be changed that independents get elected by the people and not appointed by the Prime Minister. This removes parties in the senate and then it is creating laws for the good of Canada.

  • Ayo i agree with dis shit

    Yeah yeah yeah this shit is hella dope ayy yah lets tell the damn senate to square up cause this faggot aint gonna be apart of this gay ass government no more, I'm straight outta compton my nigga wbu. Ok i worked really hard on dis shit ayyyyeeee love y'all

  • It lacks importance

    The House Of Commons is important as they help pass laws from the executive branch. The MPs worked their way to that position. Most of the important law making happens in the house of Commons.

    The Senate however is not as important, their only their as a "sober second though" they have the ability to turn down bills yet rarely use that power. Not forgetting to mention the fact that Senators are chosen by the Prime Minister meaning that Harper could pick as many Conservatives he wants filling the Senate with people who are already on his side. It's hard to imagine Parliament without the House of Commons yet much easier to imagine Parliament without the Senate.


    With the recent scandal between senators Wallin,Duffy and Brazeau it also shows that sometimes (rarely however) the senate is even harmful.

  • Are you out of your mind?

    The Canadian Senate shouldnt be abolished just because you feel they arent relevant enough or because once in a while a few Senators have scandals.... If Senates were abolished for those reasons then Senates as we know them wouldnt exist anywhere in the world.

    Im sure that the Canadian senate serves some vital and useful purpose to the passing of legislation in the Canadian government and therefore they shouldnt be abolished...

  • No... Just No

    The Canadian senate just as the British house of lords serves a very distinct and important purpose. Within society it is important to possess both an elected legislative floor that represents the people and an appointed legislative floor. The purpose of the senate is to ensure that some of the nations smartest, wisest, and elite have a means of counteracting the general population. Without it we risk having a tyranny of the majority where minority rights are at risk and policies are enacted that destroy the nation from the inside. Without the foresight of particular individuals we may enact incredibly irresponsible policies,

  • Why the bloody hell should we banish the Senate??? There are a thousand reasons why we SHOULDN'T

    The Senate places a large role in the creation of a new bill. They review the bill, just in case the House of Commons was stupid and forgot something. What if they did forget to close a loophole? The Senate would close that loophole for the citizens. Yes, the Prime Minister may be biased, but it all comes down to who he thinks is responsible. He/she is very experienced in picking these people. He'd pick someone who's responsible.

    My opponents state that it has no use. However, I disagree. The Senate, like I stated before, closes the loopholes that the House of Commons may have forgotten. What if they forgot to include a highly-important rule in a new law? They have also stated that taxpayer dollars are being spent on useless things (the Senate), but I wholeheartedly disagree. Yes, it does cost money, but THE SENATE IS NOT USELESS. IT DOES MORE THAN YOU THINK.

    I may change it; instead, have the people of this country pick FIVE people (one for each region) to represent them in the Senate. Yes, you heard me. Five people.

    Besides, we need ALL the provinces and territories in Canada to agree to abolish the Senate. I'll bet my Firebolt that only 10% of Canada will agree. That 90% will not. It'll take too much time and effort to get rid of the Senate, and why should we? It's so useful in Canadian democracy!

  • It does more then we think

    The senate has saved Canadians more money then it costed them. The senate passes the bills and if its gone then who's gonna do that the dogs, what will the government be with out the senate, almost nothing the senate checks on the cabinet and the house of commons and with out the senate who's gonna do that the cats, then the cats and dogs will fight then after that theirs no government

  • It just needs to be changed

    The current senate is appointed by the prim minister instead of being elected by the people. With the senate being appointed it creates the possibility of a very one sided government that only looks at the views of a portion of the public which is unfair and will anger those who believe that the government is doing an injustice by only looking one way. If the senate was elected by the people then the seats would be more evenly distributed and the other parties will have an equal say in what actions the government takes. This way the wants and needs of the public will be met across the board instead of only in one area.

  • It just needs to be changed

    The current senate is appointed by the prim minister instead of being elected by the people. With the senate being appointed it creates the possibility of a very one sided government that only looks at the views of a portion of the public which is unfair and will anger those who believe that the government is doing an injustice by only looking one way. If the senate was elected by the people then the seats would be more evenly distributed and the other parties will have an equal say in what actions the government takes. This way the wants and needs of the public will be met across the board instead of only in one area.

  • It just needs to be changed

    The current senate is appointed by the prim minister instead of being elected by the people. With the senate being appointed it creates the potential for a very one sided government that many people will oppose to. If the senate is elected then the seats will be more evenly distributed between each party. If each party has a fair number of seats within the senate then the views of each party and the various wants and needs of the people will be met to a more acceptable standard instead of a senate that only leans in one direction.

  • It should be changed

    The Senate is currently appointed by the priminister. This has the potential to create a very one sided government that may not fully represent the needs and wants of the people. I believe that the Senate should be elected so to ensure a fair representation of the parties within the Senate. If they are appointed then the people may lose faith in the Senate should ability to perform certain tasks whereas if they are elected more people will believe that the actions that the Senate is taking are beneficial to the people.

  • It should be changed

    The Senate is currently appointed by the priminister. This has the potential to create a very one sided government that may not fully represent the needs and wants of the people. I believe that the Senate should be elected so to ensure a fair representation of the parties within the Senate. If they are appointed then the people may lose faith in the Senate should ability to perform certain tasks whereas if they are elected more people will believe that the actions that the Senate is taking are beneficial to the people.

  • You all suck

    They are important come on guys!! This dude important. Hes got a family to support. If we kick him out the poor dudes gonna be homeless! This dude is just doing his job and people come on this website attacking him! Learn some respect people. Dudes just trying to make a living.


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