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House Government Bill
39th Parliament, 2nd Session
October 16, 2007 - September 7, 2008
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An Act to provide for consultations with electors on their preferences for appointments to the Senate
Senate Appointment Consultations Act
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform
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An elected Senate: key to redressing the democratic deficit, revitalizing federalism.
Kent, Tom. Policy options, 25:49-53, Apr. 2004
Between despair and denial: what to do about the Canadian Senate.
Pellerin, Daniel. Review of constitutional studies, 11:1-35, no. 1 2005
Red chamber, red light?.
Doll, Cyril. Western standard, p. 19, May 21, 2007
Round table on senate reform.
Mar, Gary, Marie Bountrogianni and Benoît Pelletier. Canadian parliamentary review, 29:9-16, Winter 2006/2007
Table ronde sur la réforme du Sénat.
Mar, Gary, Marie Bountrogianni and Benoît Pelletier. Revue parlementaire canadienne, 29-9-16, hiver 2006-2007
The case against an elected Senate.
Bishop, Jordan. Briar patch, 35:4-6, May 2006
Understanding alienation in western Canada: is 'western alienation' the problem?: is Senate reform the cure?.
Lawson, Robert J. Journal of Canadian studies, 39:127-55, Spring 2005
Party Press Releases
Conservative Senate Reform Bills: "Irresponsible Federalism" (Liberal Party)
Canadians Will Choose Senators Under New Bill
Prime Minister Harper announces intention to appoint Alberta Senator-in-waiting Bert Brown
Reforming the Senate
Senate Reform: Is This the Beginning?
Special Committee on Senate Reform
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