They also agreed on a
particular qualification of Senators, which was intended to help them act as a
check against the majority in the Lower House. This qualification has remained
unchanged since 1867, but its practical meaning has long been discarded... Showed first 250 characters
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It is believed that this agreement about
representation in the Senate was the main factor that allowed the Canadian
federation to be formed. The Senate has functioned quite effectively as a
house of legislative review up to the present time, but its intended role in
regional representation has not been as effectively performed... Showed next 250 characters
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House of Representatives vs. Senate
The government of the United States is made up of three branches: the executive branch, judicial branch, and the legislative branch. The legislative branch, called Congress, is responsible for making laws...
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The Canadian Senate
By Andrew Donogh
Today the Canadian Senate does not do all that much for the Canadian
government. It no longer does the job that it was created to do...
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Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Senator Smith clearly demonstrated his lack of government experience and overall ignorance of the Senate's character when he ambitiously struggled to create a national boy's camp...
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Medicare/ Prescription drug bill
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The Triple E Senate Of Canada
Public interest in the Senate is currently stronger than it ever has
been. Nearly everyone agrees that our present Senate is unsatisfactory.
Political parties such as the New Democratic Party want the outright abolition
of the Senate while others such as the Reform Party want to elect it...