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  Canadian Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 is the upper house of Parliament, whereas the House of Commons is 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   (3878 words)

 Canadian Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Senate of Canada is the upper house of the Parliament of Canada.
The senate has 105 members who are appointed by the Governor General on advice from the Prime Minister and serve until the age of 75.
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.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/c/ca/canadian_senate.html   (2924 words)

 Leader of the Government in the Senate (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leader of the Government in the Senate is a Canadian cabinet minister who leads the government side in the Canadian Senate and is chiefly responsible for promoting and defending the government's program in the Upper House.
However, it is usually the case that the Leader of the Government in the Senate is the sole senator serving in Cabinet.
The government side in the Senate is the party that forms the government in the Canadian House of Commons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leader_of_the_Government_in_the_Senate_(Canada)   (418 words)

 cric.ca - Canada's Portal - Quick Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Senate reform in Canada is "widely viewed as a panacea for all manner of ills afflicting Canadian society." The common view is that a reformed upper chamber will render it more representative and less partisan.
Senate reform is to remain on the agenda of annual constitutional conferences until it is achieved.
Aboriginals with self-government and to reform the Senate.
www.cric.ca /en_html/guide/senate/senate.html   (1333 words)

 Canadian Senate - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The ability of Senators to represent their regions is muted, however, by the fact that almost all Senators have been appointed by a Prime Minister from either Quebec or Ontario, and are thus are people who usually reflect the central Canadian view, even if they come from one of the regions.
The Senate tends to only exercise its power when the House of Commons is ruled by a rival party, as occurred during the infamous GST[?] debate in the late 1980s.
The Senate in the original draft was very powerful, it received veto power over all legislation except for monetary matters that were not ‘fundamental policy changes.’ This would have allowed it to veto important matters such as the GST and Free Trade Agreement, as well as bills concerning culture, immigration, and language among others.
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 Filibuster Cartoons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Canada's political founders were all staunch British Loyalists, and thus were not too keen on embracing American-style democracy.
They imposed a rule on Senate membership that ensured that only those who owned land and property valued at least $4,000 could be appointed, in an attempt to exclude the poor riff-raff from a presence in Canada's upper house.
Canada's Senate was never exactly founded on "noble principles", so it's certainly not an easy institution for politicians to defend.
www.filibustercartoons.com /canguide_1_prlmnt_senate.php   (1076 words)

 Canada JCI Senate - History of the Senate
In 1951 Phil Pugsley of Montreal, Canada became the seventh JCI President.
Phil initially envisaged the Senate as a means of raising development funds for JCI while substituting for the plaques and trophies otherwise given to  retiring Jaycee officers.
Senator #1 is "Jake" Gonzales of The Philippines who was killed in an aircraft accident while on Jaycee business.
www.canadajcisenate.com /senate.htm   (543 words)

 Plan to Import Drugs From Canada Passes in Senate
It was the first action by the Senate in a wide-ranging two-week debate on increasing access to prescription medicines, especially for the elderly.
Supporters said the safety risks were minimal, because Canada had a system of drug safety regulation similar to the system in the United States.
Canada could become a transshipment point for legitimate or nonlegitimate manufacturing concerns throughout the world.
www.globalaging.org /health/us/importdrugs.htm   (993 words)

 Drug Policy Alliance: Canada
Although marijuana is technically still illegal in Canada, regulations came into force in 2001 allowing the use of marijuana by people who are suffering from serious illnesses and in 2003 a court ruling forced the government to sell the drug to certified medical marijuana patients making Canada the first country in the world to sell marijuana.
Canada's justice system has issued other landmark rulings in the area of drug enforcement reflecting the widespread view that drug use should be treated as a public health problem.
In September 2002, Canada’s Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs released an exhaustive and comprehensive two-year study of public policy related to marijuana found that the drug should be legalized.
www.drugpolicy.org /global/drugpolicyby/northamerica/canada   (763 words)

They consult with (and may hold hearings anywhere in Canada or abroad with the authorisation of the Senate) ministers, civil servants, experts..., and arrange for files and documents to be passed on to them.
A senator may put a question without notice to a senator who is also a minister or to the leader of the government, as well as to a colleague who chairs a senate committee; a written reply may be requested.
The leader of the government in the Senate is the government's representative in it and sits on the Council of Ministers.
www.senat.fr /senatsdumonde/english/canada.html   (803 words)

 Canadian Senate recommends legalization
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).
When Canada's Parliament was hearing testimony on the proposed new drug laws, almost every group that testified before Parliament opposed the law, and asked for the government to do a comprehensive review of Canada's national drug policy.
Canada's Supreme Court is scheduled to hear constitutional challenges to marijuana prohibition in December.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/2652.html   (676 words)

 Leader_of_the_Government_in_the_Senate_(Canada)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Early Canadian cabinets would include several Senators who would be answerable to the Senate for government actions and in the nineteenth century it was not considered unusual for a Senator to be Prime Minister as was the case with Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott and Sir Mackenzie Bowell.
In 1969 the position of Leader of the Government in the Senate became an official cabinet position with the appointment of Paul Joseph James Martin.
Occasionally Senators may still hold senior cabinet positions in order to ensure regional balance in Cabinet if the governing party is unable to elect members in a particular region or province as was the case of the Progressive Conservatives under Joe Clark in 1979 or the Liberal Party of Canada under Pierre Trudeau in 1980.
www.freecaviar.com /search.php?title=Leader_of_the_Government_in_the_Senate_(Canada)   (419 words)

 US Senate Resolution Demands Canada End Seal Hunt
Senator Levin's resolution cited a 2001 study by an independent team of veterinarians as evidence for the resolution.
Their study found that the seal hunt failed to comply with basic animal welfare standards and that Canadian government regulations with regard to humane killing were neither respected nor enforced.
The resolution also pointed to the inability of the Canadian government to enforce the quota, citing the fact that many of the seals shot during the hunt escape beneath the ice and die later.
www.rense.com /general45/hunt.htm   (346 words)

 Computing Canada: Senate cuts printing costs - Senate of Canada in Ottawa uses document processing systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Senate of Canada in Ottawa generates documents that form the official record of the proceedings of the Senate and its committees.
Senate Hansard and Journals are both printed and distributed within 24 hours because they contain information critical to the followiong day's proceedings.
The Senate Hansard, a record of daily proceedings, had to be produced in two separate versions - one in English, the other in French.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0CGC/is_n4_v20/ai_15026697   (634 words)

 WashingtonPost.com: Canada Special Report
In today's Canada, it gives neither the regional balance that reflects the way the country has developed, nor the equal province-by-province apportionment that might be used to protect smaller jurisdictions.
As is the case with the U.S. Senate, it is ostensibly equal to the lower house, with the power to initiate legislation, amend laws that the other chamber has passed and kill bills it does not like.
The result is an identity crisis that leaves each senator to decide, one by one, whether to become an activist legislator, a regional defender, a ceremonial figurehead or a business executive with a nice extra income and public pension on the side.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/canada/stories/senate121497.htm   (1034 words)

 Gay News From 365Gay.com
She was among nine new Senators named to the Upper Chamber Thursday.
Senators in Canada are appointed by the Prime Minister in power and serve until they are 75.
She has been a longtime supporter of Egale, Canada's national LGBT civil rights organization and has won a series of prestigious awards, both on the national and international scene.
www.365gay.com /newscon05/03/032405canSenate.htm   (308 words)

 CHAPTER IX - The Senate of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
My own feeling is that Senate reform is no more difficult under the proposed change than it is under the existing formula, in that merely looking at the mathematics, unanimity versus 2/3:50, overlooks entirely, I would argue, the realities of coalition behaviour.
In the case of Senate seats occupied by the Senators from the territories, there would not be "a province to which the vacancy relates".
The concept of the "Triple E" Senate involves a Senate that is "elected, equal and effective".
www.solon.org /Constitutions/Canada/English/Committees/Meech_Lake_1987/mlr-ch9.html   (2583 words)

 Senate OKs Cellucci's Canada move   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate yesterday voted to approve the nomination of Gov. A.
The chairman of the committee, Republican Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina, voted against the nomination, but said in a statement that because of his respect for President Bush, he would not block the appointment.
For that to happen, a vote must be taken before the Senate leaves for a two-week Easter recess on Friday.
www.eagletribune.com /news/stories/20010406/LN_001.htm   (511 words)

 Progressive Dawoodi Bohras: Senate of Canada - Bill S-13 (1991-92): Part One
As Canada has separate various provincial jurisdictions where the Bohras reside, it would be expedient and convenient to blend the control of Sayedna over his adherents and their properties etc.
Senator Atkins whose constituency happened to be situated at Richmond Hill in Ontario where the Bohra Mosque is.
The Federal Government of Canada under the Prime Ministership of Kim Campbell (the Tories), friends of the Sayedna, lost the general election miserably to the Liberals.
www.dawoodi-bohras.com /issues/senate_1.htm   (1550 words)

 Senate of Canada Committee on Human Rights - Examine and Report on Canada's implemnentation of the UN Convention on the ...
Senate of Canada Committee on Human Rights - Examine and Report on Canada's implemnentation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - 2004/2005
The government of Canada and the provincial governments have done next to nothing to support the rights of children of divorce to an ongoing relationship with both parents after divorce.
The current criminal laws as provided for in the Criminal Code of Canada regarding criminal contempt of a court order or abduction by a parent are virtually never enforced by police anywhere in Canada.
www.canadiancrc.com /Senate_hearings_child_rights_38th/Senate_hr_child_rights_38th.htm   (642 words)

 Free Essays on The Triple E Senate Of Canada
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Senate which would be elected at the same time as Members of Parliament.
MacKay, Robert A. The Unreformed Senate of Canada.
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 Canada Senate Approves Gay Marriage Bill
Canada's Senate late Tuesday voted to adopt landmark legislation to legalize gay marriage nationwide despite fierce opposition from Conservatives and religious leaders.
The 47-21 Senate vote came after years of court battles and debate that divided families, religious groups and even political allies.
Though hundreds of foreigners have come to Canada to seek civil ceremonies since gay marriages were first allowed in Ontario and British Columbia in 2003, not all countries or states recognize the unions.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2005/07/19/international/i221221D26.DTL&type=printable   (321 words)

 Mapleleafweb.com: Features - Senate Reform in Canada - Non-Constitutional Efforts to Reform the Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Appointments to the Senate of Canada should be made by the PM from lists submitted by provincial and territorial governments.
The problem with this approach is that directly elected Senators would have the legitimacy to exercise the broad powers given to them under the Constitution Act, 1867.
Some academics argue that giving the Senate nearly equal powers to the House of Commons is incompatible with the principle of responsible government.
www.mapleleafweb.com /features/parliament/senate-reform/non-constitutional-reform.html   (494 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)

 canadian newspapers canadian government canadian senate canada politics canada federal government online canada ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Stuck in an historical time warp, the institution of the Canadian Senate is isolated from every norm of democracy.
Not only that, if it should arise by quirk of circumstance that non-elected Senators may oppose a proposed government measure, and in the process embarrass the government, the Prime Minister may, of his own volition, enlarge the number of Senators so as to ensure the measure passes.
Canada is a flexible and dynamic federation capable of adjusting and evolving to meet the changing needs of all its members.
www.vindicator.ca /vindicator/canVin.asp   (1166 words)

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