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Parliamentary research brief : reforming the Senate of Canada | frequently asked questions, Andre Barnes ... [et al.]

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Parliamentary research brief : reforming the Senate of Canada | frequently asked questions
Title
Parliamentary research brief
Title remainder
  • reforming the Senate of Canada
  • frequently asked questions
Statement of responsibility
Andre Barnes ... [et al.]
Title variation
Reforming the Senate of Canada : frequently asked questions
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Language
eng
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CaBNvSL
Dewey number
328.71071
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federal national government publication
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no index present
LC call number
JL155
LC item number
.R447 2009eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Barnes, André
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Parliamentary research brief : reforming the Senate of Canada | frequently asked questions, Andre Barnes ... [et al.]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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multicolored
Contents
  • Part I. Constitutional dimensions of Senate reform -- What are the constitutional implications of Senate reform -- What role do the Canadian provinces play in Senate reform -- What is the process for amending the constitution in Canada -- What has the Supreme Court of Canada pronounced on Senate reform -- What Senate reforms would not require amending the constitution -- Part II. A brief history of Senate reform in Canada -- What formal constitutional changes were made to the Senate during the period from Confederation to 1982 -- What informal changes have occurred within the Senate since Confederation -- What major Senate reform proposals were made before the 1980s -- What are the main reform proposals that have been put forth since 1980 -- "Triple E" Senate proposals -- Canada West Foundation (1981) -- Alberta Select Committee (1985) -- Charlottetown Accord (1992) -- Non-"Triple E" proposals -- Molgat-Cosgrove Committee (1984) -- Macdonald Commission (1985) -- Beaudoin-Dobbie Committee (1992) -- What reforms have been proposed by the government since 2004 -- Part III. Elements of Senate reform -- Selection of senators -- How many Senate seats are there -- How are senators appointed -- What qualifications does a person need to be appointed to the Senate -- Is there a specific time limit for filling vacancies in the Senate -- What are the main arguments for and against an elected Senate
  • What have been the government's recent proposals for the selection of senators -- How do other major western democracies select the members of their upper chambers -- What can be learned from Australia's elected Senate -- Have similar reforms been proposed for the United Kingdom's House of Lords -- Term limits -- How long is the tenure of a senator -- How can a senator lose his or her seat in the Senate -- What are some of the arguments for and against term limits for senators -- What have been the government's recent proposals to limit the tenure of senators -- Are there proposals for term limits in the United Kingdom's House of Lords -- Regional distribution of seats -- What are the Senate's regional divisions -- What is the representation of each province and territory in the Senate -- How can the current distribution of Senate seats be amended -- Does the Senate effectively fulfill its role of regional representation -- How did the Charlottetown Accord "Triple E" reform proposal suggest that Senate seats should be distributed -- Have there been recent proposals to redistribute seats in the Senate -- Reforms affecting the powers of the Senate -- What are the key provisions of the Constitution that govern the powers and functioning of the Senate -- How do the powers of the Senate compare with those of the House of Commons -- Money bills -- Constitutional amendments -- Confidence motions
  • What mechanisms are currently in place to resolve a deadlock between the Senate and the House of Commons -- What is a conference between the houses -- Would an elected Senate be compatible with the principle of responsible government -- What powers should a reformed Senate have -- Abolition of the Senate -- Has abolishing the Senate been discussed in the past -- What are some of the arguments for and against abolishing the Senate -- Which Canadian provinces are in favour of abolishing the Senate -- What are the constitutional implications of abolishing the Senate, and how could the abolition be accomplished -- Election of the Speaker of the Senate -- What are the powers and mandate of the Speaker of the Senate -- What are the arguments for and against an elected Speaker -- Have there been any recent proposals for the election of the Speaker -- How is the Speaker of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom selected -- Other reforms -- Are property qualifications of senators still appropriate and relevant -- What are senatorial divisions in Quebec and how useful are they -- Should attendance requirements in the Senate chamber be improved -- Is the minimum age to sit as a senator relevant -- Should senators be Canadian citizens rather than "subjects of the Queen" -- What are the recent proposals for other Senate reforms -- Appendix. Further reading
Control code
4468388
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unknown
Extent
v.
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503049589
Label
Parliamentary research brief : reforming the Senate of Canada | frequently asked questions, Andre Barnes ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Part I. Constitutional dimensions of Senate reform -- What are the constitutional implications of Senate reform -- What role do the Canadian provinces play in Senate reform -- What is the process for amending the constitution in Canada -- What has the Supreme Court of Canada pronounced on Senate reform -- What Senate reforms would not require amending the constitution -- Part II. A brief history of Senate reform in Canada -- What formal constitutional changes were made to the Senate during the period from Confederation to 1982 -- What informal changes have occurred within the Senate since Confederation -- What major Senate reform proposals were made before the 1980s -- What are the main reform proposals that have been put forth since 1980 -- "Triple E" Senate proposals -- Canada West Foundation (1981) -- Alberta Select Committee (1985) -- Charlottetown Accord (1992) -- Non-"Triple E" proposals -- Molgat-Cosgrove Committee (1984) -- Macdonald Commission (1985) -- Beaudoin-Dobbie Committee (1992) -- What reforms have been proposed by the government since 2004 -- Part III. Elements of Senate reform -- Selection of senators -- How many Senate seats are there -- How are senators appointed -- What qualifications does a person need to be appointed to the Senate -- Is there a specific time limit for filling vacancies in the Senate -- What are the main arguments for and against an elected Senate
  • What have been the government's recent proposals for the selection of senators -- How do other major western democracies select the members of their upper chambers -- What can be learned from Australia's elected Senate -- Have similar reforms been proposed for the United Kingdom's House of Lords -- Term limits -- How long is the tenure of a senator -- How can a senator lose his or her seat in the Senate -- What are some of the arguments for and against term limits for senators -- What have been the government's recent proposals to limit the tenure of senators -- Are there proposals for term limits in the United Kingdom's House of Lords -- Regional distribution of seats -- What are the Senate's regional divisions -- What is the representation of each province and territory in the Senate -- How can the current distribution of Senate seats be amended -- Does the Senate effectively fulfill its role of regional representation -- How did the Charlottetown Accord "Triple E" reform proposal suggest that Senate seats should be distributed -- Have there been recent proposals to redistribute seats in the Senate -- Reforms affecting the powers of the Senate -- What are the key provisions of the Constitution that govern the powers and functioning of the Senate -- How do the powers of the Senate compare with those of the House of Commons -- Money bills -- Constitutional amendments -- Confidence motions
  • What mechanisms are currently in place to resolve a deadlock between the Senate and the House of Commons -- What is a conference between the houses -- Would an elected Senate be compatible with the principle of responsible government -- What powers should a reformed Senate have -- Abolition of the Senate -- Has abolishing the Senate been discussed in the past -- What are some of the arguments for and against abolishing the Senate -- Which Canadian provinces are in favour of abolishing the Senate -- What are the constitutional implications of abolishing the Senate, and how could the abolition be accomplished -- Election of the Speaker of the Senate -- What are the powers and mandate of the Speaker of the Senate -- What are the arguments for and against an elected Speaker -- Have there been any recent proposals for the election of the Speaker -- How is the Speaker of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom selected -- Other reforms -- Are property qualifications of senators still appropriate and relevant -- What are senatorial divisions in Quebec and how useful are they -- Should attendance requirements in the Senate chamber be improved -- Is the minimum age to sit as a senator relevant -- Should senators be Canadian citizens rather than "subjects of the Queen" -- What are the recent proposals for other Senate reforms -- Appendix. Further reading
Control code
4468388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
v.
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503049589

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