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

News in Review 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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