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Power & Politics Senate Passes Assisted Dying Bill

Host Rosemary Barton speaks with Senate Liberal Leader James Cowan about whether or not the amended Bill C-14 on assisted dying meets the constitutional bar and why the Senate passed it despite the fact that its narrow scope for access was denounced.
  • 2016
  • 00:04:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

News in Review - October 2013 Senate Expense Scandal

Canada's Senate is supposed to provide a degree of oversight on decisions made in Parliament. Senators must have integrity and diligently represent the people of their home province and the country as a whole. Late in 2012, questions around expenses incurred by a few Senators began putting the whole institution in an unfavorable light.
  • 2013
  • 00:20:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

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News in Review - April 1998 Canada's Upper House: Do We Need the Senate?

For many supporters of a constitutional monarchy, the Canadian Senate and its "sober second thought" represent a safeguard to the abuse of power. However, patronage issues and senate reform or even abolition have once again been in the news. This report looks at the historical and constitutional rationale for an Upper Chamber, current views and even misinformation about the Senate.
  • 1998
  • 00:11:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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