National Newswatch

How to build on the Senate’s renewal process

Nov 6 2018 — Leslie Seidle — In less than three years, the Senate of Canada has been significantly renewed — largely as a result of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to fill vacancies with candidates proposed by an independent advisory board. Although those chosen for the first seven such appointments in March 2016 were selected by the advisory board, candidates since […]

A flawed process for federal electoral reform

Aug 19 2016 — Leslie Seidle — While many Canadians have been sitting on the beach, camping or otherwise enjoying summer, an all-party group of MPs, the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, has been holding hearings on alternatives to the federal electoral system. This is the first step toward meeting the Liberal Party of Canada’s 2015 election commitment that the next election […]