[LMB] OT: Canadian political system

Michael R N Dolbear m.dolbear at lineone.net
Sun Dec 4 17:32:54 GMT 2005


> From: B. Ross Ashley <redlion at sff.net>
> Date: 04 December 2005 17:14
	[...]
 PM who does it. (In theory it's the Crown, on his advice.) Some of the
Reform-ionded Conservatives want to elect the Senate and give it some
political power ... we New Democrats officially want to abolish it. The
only use it has is as a check on the Commons, after all.
> 
> The Americans have only elected their Senators since 1900, of course;
until then they were appointed by the state governments.

1913, so the Australians had direct election of Federal Senators for
longer.

Little Egret



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