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  Canadian Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Senate of Canada (French: Le Sénat du Canada) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons.
The Senate is referred to as the "upper house" of Parliament, and the House of Commons is referred to as the "lower house".
The Senate was intended to mirror the British House of Lords, in that it was meant to represent the social and economic élite.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Senate   (4486 words)

 Canadian Senate divisions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unlike seats in the House of Commons seats in the Canadian Senate are not adjusted by population.
Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau declined appointment to the Senate and Stadacona Senate division.
Senator Stan Waters was elected in the Alberta Senate nominee election, 1989.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Senate_divisions   (1763 words)

 Canadian Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Senate is an unelected body, consisting of 105 members appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister.
Senate seats are divided among the provinces in such a way that Ontario, Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and the Western provinces are equally represented.
The Senate came into existence in 1867, when the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the British North America Act, uniting the Province of Canada (which was separated into Canada East and Canada West, corresponding, respectively, to modern Quebec and Ontario), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single federation, called the Dominion of Canada.
www.newalbany.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Canadian_Senate   (3549 words)

 Canadian Senate - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Senate tends to only exercise its power when the House of Commons is dominated by a rival party, such as the period during the infamous GST debate in the late-1980s to 1990s.
The Canadian political landscape was significantly altered at the end of 2003 by the arrival of Paul Martin as new Liberal leader and prime minister and by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives to form the new Conservative Party of Canada.
The Bloc Québécois advocates a unicameralist policy of outright abolition of the Senate, even though it also advocates full independence for Quebec, which would mean the end of the province's representation in the Canadian Parliament.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /c/ca/canadian_senate.html   (2934 words)

 FlatPlanet [Articles] - FlatPlanet [ARticles] Powers of the Canadian Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The youngest Canadian Senator to date was 38 and the oldest was 71, upon being appointed.
The Senate has legal authority relatively equivalent to those of the House of Commons, but it cannot elevate measures of monetary value in bills(supply and revenue) and has merely 180 days for constitutional amendments to be vetoed.
I told her it was on the Canadian Senate and she said “the Senate is the U.S., we don’t have one.” She was not even aware that we had a Senate, let alone what it does and oversees.
www.flatplanet.net /articles/powersenate1.php   (694 words)

 The Canadian Senate - Political Forums
Canadians have the vote and governing parties should be given a mandate by those who bother to vote.
Her appointment to the Senate by Mulroney was a slap in the face to the people of New Brunswick, because iy was just like him saying to the people, that we may not have reelected her to office but now you're going to pay her anyway.
Until the Senate is comprised of elected individuals, you will have a hard time convincing most Canadian's that individual's appointed by the governing party, will represent anyone except those that appointed them to their positions.
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 Canadian Senate recommends legalization
The Senate report was front-page news across Canada, with headlines shouting "Pot should be sold like wine or beer" and "Senators want pot legalized." Cannabis activists were called upon to comment, with Cannabis Culture publisher Marc Emery doing 20 separate TV, radio and newspaper interviews the day the report was released.
The Senate committee to examine Canada's marijuana laws came about due to the circumstances surrounding the 1996 passage of Canada's current drug law, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CC#06, Welcome to the drug war).
The Senate report was backed, with some reservations, by a number of medical and drug policy groups, including Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/2652.html   (676 words)

 Canadian Senate rBGH Transcript
I enclose here a portion of a 1992 letter to Senator Robert Kasten, showing that when data in table 2 of the Science article were converted to a percentage of control, the weights of the liver, heart and kidney were all lower than the control animals by about 8 per cent to 10 per cent.
Senator Spivak: I get the impression that the FDA did not do anything that was supposed to have been done in order to approve this drug.
The Canadian government may take some pride in the fact that Canadian research is being quoted extensively in all the reports.
www.global-reality.com /biotech/articles/othernews014.htm   (19077 words)

 Canadian Senate Says Legalize Marijuana Now
A new Senate committee report estimates as many as two million Canadians have used cannabis in the last year and as many as 100,000 use it daily.
The Senate committee reports that needed funds and resources are wasted in policing and prosecuting drug possession and that prohibition has drawn organized criminal elements.
He feels that Canadian politicians will be intimidated by the United States which uses its hardline war on drugs approach as part of an agenda to dominate other countries.
www.medicalmarihuana.ca /legalize.html   (3792 words)

 Scoop: Mr Kelly’s Canadian Senate Gaff — Full Transcript
In October 2004, the Senate gave this committee an order of reference to examine issues relating to the federal government's new and evolving policy framework for managing Canada's fisheries and oceans.
If it was Senator Mahovlich who had the brilliance to invite you he should be complimented as well, because you have given us an excellent overview.
Senator Johnson: It is operated by the private companies, and it is still operated by the New Zealand government.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/HL0506/S00197.htm   (9061 words)

 CBC News: Pot less harmful than alcohol: Senate report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Canadians should be allowed to "choose whether to consume or not in security," Nolin told a news conference Wednesday morning.
In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, CPA executive officer David Griffin said marijuana combines the mind-altering effects of alcohol with the risk of cancer from smoking.
Senator Colin Kenny noted the committee unanimously supports the report and all its recommendations.
cbc.ca /stories/2002/09/04/pot_senate020904   (585 words)

 News from Agape Press
The main reason the Senate is likely to pass the homosexual marriage bill unchanged, the pro-family activist explains, is that the Canadian political system has resulted in a predominantly liberal legislative body in recent years.
Unlike the Senate in the United States, he notes, Canadian senators are appointed by the nation's chief executive.
And in the case of the current Senate, most of the lawmakers owe their seats to very liberal government leaders.
headlines.agapepress.org /archive/7/112005b.asp   (438 words)

 Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs -- Canada
The Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs released its report on cannabis on Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at 11a.m..
Senator Carstairs is also quoted as saying that her committee members were also concerned that decriminalizing marijuana possession would violate several international treaties that Canada has signed (several authorities would strongly disagree with the Senator on this point).
The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs attached an important recommendation to its jJune 1996 report on Bill C-8 -- that a joint Senate - House of Commons committee be established to conduct an extensive review of Canadian drug laws and policies.
www.cfdp.ca /sen2000.htm   (1556 words)

 AlterNet: Canadian Senate Panel Calls for Marijuana Legalization
The Canadian Senate's Special Committee on Illegal Drugs, which has spent the last two years doing a comprehensive review of Canada's drug laws, called Wednesday for an end to cannabis prohibition and its replacement with a legal, regulated marijuana market.
The Canadian government should introduce cannabis regulation legislation "stipulating conditions for obtaining licences, producing and selling cannabis; criminal penalties for illegal trafficking and export; and the preservation of criminal penalties for all activities falling outside the scope of the exemption scheme," the committee recommended.
The committee also called for amnesty for all Canadians convicted of cannabis possession and recommended that Canada inform the United Nations it intends to seek to amend the U.N. Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and related treaties, the legal backbone of the global prohibition regime.
www.alternet.org /story/14057   (1394 words)

 Canadian Senate report needs action
The Senate said marijuana should be legalized, regulated and taxed in Canada, citing the enormous damage done by the laws that currently make it a criminal offence to possess it.
"Canadians from every walk of life told us loud and clear that we should not be imposing criminal records on users or unduly prohibiting personal use of cannabis," the Senate report said.
As a result, Canadian taxpayers will continue to shell out the estimated $700 million to $1 billion in policing and court costs to investigate, arrest and prosecute people who choose to utilize a substance that is far less dangerous than either alcohol or tobacco, both of which are fully legal.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/750009/posts   (935 words)

 Canadiana--Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Canada did not have another elected Senator until 1990, when Stan Waters was chosen as a Senator for Alberta; he passed away in 1991, and we have not seen an elected Senator since that time.
However, now that Canadians have had a taste of democracy, they will hunger for more of it.
I plan to launch a website and a weblog that are dedicated to the cause of Senate reform in early 2007.
www.geocities.com /coryds77/senate.html   (147 words)

 Canadian senate - Speaker of the Canadian Senate - Notfah.com, the free encyclopedia
The Speaker of the Canadian Senate, the Honorable Dan Hays will lead a delegation of Canadian senators on a visit to Indonesia, March 12 -18.
The Canadian Senate, which is an appointed body, has held objective, In early November 2005, the Canadian Senate wrote ICIS, indicating the Senate
The Speaker of the Canadian Senate (French: Président du Sénat) is the The Current Speaker of the Senate of Canada is the Honourable Daniel Hays,
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The 2006 Annual Meeting of the Canada JCI Senate approved in principal a proposal from Senators Andy Lyons and Dale Foran that the 2009 Meeting of the Crew be held in conjunction with An Alaska Cruise that will depart Vancouver in May of 2009.
Just over 100 Senators and spouses gathered in Charlottetown, PEI for the 2006 Meeting of the Crew on May 19th.
JCI Senator John SY Tan (#14146) from Singapore has announced that Canadian Senator Barney Ziola will be honored in the soon to be released 101 Outstanding Jaycees book.
www.canadajcisenate.com   (211 words)

 MAPS: Canadian Senate Calls for Legalizing Marijuana
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics September 4, 2002 CANADIAN SENATE COMMITTEE CALLS FOR LEGALIZING MARIJUANA The prohibition of marijuana use must end, proclaims a report to be released today by the Canadian Senate Committee on Illegal Drugs.
Bryan, a Canadian citizen, is looking forward to returning home "to a less oppressive country than the one I am currently in." The Canadian Senate's report coincides with debates currently underway in Nevada and Arizona concerning pot decriminalization.
More information is available from the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy which links directly to the Senate Committee's website: http://www.cfdp.ca/ The release of the report will be available via web cast at: http://senate-senat.ca/webcast.asp.
www.maps.org /pipermail/maps_forum/2002-September/004554.html   (549 words)

 CBC News: Legalize pot, Senate committee says   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
OTTAWA - A Senate committee said in a report Wednesday that marijuana use should be legalized for adults.
The Special Committee on Illegal Drugs released its final report on Wednesday morning, in which it says the public drug policy should be of a guiding nature, rather than a restrictive one.
Senator Colin Kenny said no one on the committee wants to see an increase in drug use.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2002/09/04/pot_committee020904   (295 words)

 canadian newspapers canadian government canada senate politics - Vindicator.ca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Articles from the new "Canadian Vindicator", an Internet publication, aimed at upholding the principle, "Justice to all classes; monopolies and exclusive privileges to none".
As one who had the privilege of serving in the Canadian House of Commons, observing, hearing, and reporting the speeches of its Members over a period of thirty-five years, this memoir seeks to reflect the impressions certain occupants of the Commons Chamber made upon the author.
A two-act play dealing with freedom of the Press, based on the prosecution of Francis Collins, a Newry man, founder and publisher of the "Canadian Freeman".
www.vindicator.ca   (538 words)

 DRCNet Interview: Senator Pierre Claude Nolin, Chairman, Canadian Senate Select Committee on Illegal Drugs
Last September, the Canadian Parliament's Senate Select Committee on Illegal Drugs issued an exhaustive, comprehensive report calling for the legalization and regulation of cannabis (marijuana) in Canada.
Senator Pierre Claude Nolin: When we started out in 2000, we saw that since the LeDain Report in 1972 that most researchers and lawmakers agreed on the effects of cannabis, but disagreed on the appropriate public policy.
This is not what we in the Senate had in mind, but is what our more frightened colleagues in the House of Commons had in mind.
www.stopthedrugwar.org /chronicle/286/claudenolin.shtml   (2219 words)

 Mapleleafweb.com: The Canadian Senate: The History and Structure of Canada' s Upper Chamber
Nonetheless, the Senate’s structure remains virtually unchanged since the Fathers of Confederation decided to follow the example of most British North American colonies by establishing a Parliament with two chambers.
The Fathers of Confederation define the role of the Senate within the new Canadian nation.
Despite efforts by Senators to transform their image, the Senate remains Canada’s least respected political institution.
www.mapleleafweb.com /features/parliament/senate   (217 words)

 Canadian Senate hearings
Canada's Senate has launched a special committee to "reassess Canada's anti-drug legislation and policies," and is set to begin hearing testimony in mid-October.
A Senate press release stated that the committee would "consult the Canadian public, disseminate adequate and objective information, study solutions developed by other countries, and make recommendations for an anti-drug strategy that will truly reflect the values of Canadian society."
Liberal Senator Colin Kenny said "the social and economic costs of the war on drugs constitute such a burden for Canadian society that we must re-examine the issue with complete objectivity."
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/1720.html   (197 words)

 Technorati Tag: CanadianSenate
SpookyCast 002 March 19th, 2006 The Silly Senator brings up an interesting question regarding the logical fallacy of ad hominem.
Putting the regions back into the Senate During the time of the great Confederation debates, from 1856 to 1867, the United Province of...
Sigh: Argument for an Elected Senate or simply “the same
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