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Progress Alberta Executive Director and now Senate "nominee" candidate Duncan Kinney. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Senate nominee "election" progressive candidate Duncan Kinney will offer Alberta voters disgusted with the antics and incompetence of the Kenney government a way to express their disillusionment now.
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David J. Climenhaga | A U.S.-style senate in Canada would likely forge a permanent and undemocratic edge for social conservative and neoliberal parties based on support from underpopulated rural regions.
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rabble staff | As the Senate continues to review the bill to end the strike by Canada Post workers, two senators issue public letter expressing concern over legality of the legislation.
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Robin Tress | This week the Canadian Senate committee on transportation and communication released a report on fossil fuel transportation and it was unsatisfying on many levels.
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Scott Vrooman | In order to qualify for the upcoming open application for the Senate that Trudeau's government has promised, Scott is honoured to announce he's officially a member of the landed gentry
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Ralph Surette | Have we given up on Senate reform? The debate seems to have drifted down into a muddle about how to fill 22 vacant seats.
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Keith Reynolds | Plans for new Senate appointments claim to be based on "merit" chosen by "a non-partisan panel of distinguished Canadians." How likely is that to happen?
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Lewis Rifkind | Yukon senator says he will make a decision on stepping down that is "in the best interests of the Yukon."
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J. Baglow | The unelected Senate deliberately allowed a transgender rights bill to die on the order paper. A momentary triumph of bigotry over human decency.
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Stephen Kimber | There is no evidence our upper chamber of pastured partisans provides a more effective voice for provincial interests than elected MPs, or provincial governments.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Senate passed anti-terror Bill C-51 on Tuesday evening. The upper house thus failed to grab the opportunity to act as a chamber of 'sober second thought.'
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Rick Salutin | This must be Mike Duffy's finest hour. He finally is what he always falsely claimed to be: a little guy standing up to the gasbags of power.