Of course changing and reforming the senate would not be an easy process it is a process that needs to happen for the betterment of the senate and the government of Canada. Canada’s government is a democracy and has always been a democracy. However in the government one important aspect of it is not democratic, the senators are appointed by the current in power Prime Minister. These senators that are appointed by the Prime Minister in power will always back the Prime Minister on every bill because he will only appoint senators from his own party. Every bill issued by the Prime Minister or party in charge will undoubtedly be passed by all of the senators appointed by him.
I believe that the Government, after Prime Minister Trudeau has improved a lot because of his views on how things should be. The most rejected groups in society became accepted over time, because of the rights they gained. Overall, the Canadian Government started off with a terrible performance in human rights, but with a few modifications, it has become really become accepting, and flexible with the rights it gives to Canadian
b) Using your own knowledge as well as the extract, explain why recent reforms can be said to have made the House of Lords more legitimate. Recent reforms have made the House of Lords more legitimate, the 2001 reforms made by Blair’s government meant that that most hereditary peers were no longer part of the Lords – this meant that the people in the Lords were not their because of their blood but because of their expertise and interest in subjects relating to discussing inside the chamber. Blair, by removing hereditary peers made the Lords more accountable and more professional. The Lords become a real discussion based chamber with key figures from around the country invited to discuss and debate topics which meant something to them. However, the Lords have always had a strong hold on the Commons, overriding them more times than the government’s own backbenchers.
One argument that the Westminster electoral system should be reformed is that First Past the Post doesn't give the social representation that other system gives, for example in the Parliament elected in 2010, women, 51% of the population, are represented by 22% of Parliament therefore an under representation, however, university educated are overrepresented, 91% of the Houses of Commons represent 31% of the population but having PR doesn't guarantee that the social composition of Parliament only making the percentage of votes more proportional towards the seats. Moreover, FPTP stops extremist parties such as the BNP from gaining election and having influence over policy or gaining any credibility. One argument for reform of the electoral system is that government claim a mandate or legitimacy despite the fact that they have just over a third of the popular vote, in 2005 Labour claimed a mandate or legitimacy to rule despite the fact that only 35.2% of the electorate vote for Labour, however the referendum about changing the electoral system was defeated by a large margin meaning that the majority of the UK is happy with our electoral system and no government will dare to overturn the decision by implementing a form of AV or another electoral system. The most important reason for reform is that there is a poor vote to seat ratio or proportionality that hits the Liberal Democrats more
Despite of this, Labour decided not to move ahead with the reforms. This shows that first past the post benefits the government in power because the party has majority of the votes in parliament in which makes it difficult for the other party to be heard if they want changes. Furthermore, tactical voting on first past the post encourages voters to vote for a candidate who has a better chance of winning. It prevents the election of a candidate representing the most disliked party. Example for this is in 1997 many Lib Dem and Labour voter tactically voted to get sitting Conservative
Topic: Private Broadcasting Private broadcasters, as we know, run the television industry. They make their money selling advertisements (commercials) and the revenue enables a broadcaster to be successful. CTV, Global, CHCH, city are all examples of private broadcasters Over the years, the CBC, that is government funded, has been known to produce a number of radio and TV programs directly at and for the english and french Canadians. Private TV however, has relied mainly on imported foreign programs for the prime time TV. Although these programs were popular and are still popular, it led to a continuing struggle to create public policies to ensure a more Canadian approach to broadcasting.
One way to allow the citizens to do that, is vote for who they want to run their country, as long as you are over 18 and a Canadian citizen. Also, not everywhere has the ability to do this. Canada wanted to make people feel accepted by having things the people’s way and, the government wants people involved. The government wanted all citizens to be involved so that they had a say and were accepted and happy with how things
The Liberals want people to be able to be free and have help from the government for both business and people aid and want us to have social freedoms to do what we want but the Conservatives want less government help with people aid and business and want us to be free but with the old social traditions conserved. One of the major issues that is happening right now is gun control. Some people believe that gun control is needed because of the recent violence with guns like the school shootings and killings but a majority of people believe that owning and having a gun is a right for all and do not like the new gun control stuff that is happening because whether owning a gun is legal or
In the United States, they have also adopted systems to ensure limits of the abuse of power. However, the system of checks and balances in the United States is often based on mistrust and suspicion of other branches of government. In Canada, the different branches of government work together (almost as a team) towards the common goal of upmost equality and liberty for all citizens. The Canadian political system is also much more welfare-state oriented compared to the United States' individualist and capitalist tendencies. Regardless of whether a Conservative or a Liberal is in executive power, the needs of minority groups are always clearly represented in the passing of legislation.
Canada proved itself to be a force that doesn’t need someone to tell them what to do by helping other countries and winning battles by themselves. Post Second World War changed Canada. By now Canada’s reputation is substantial and is known for helping the world when it is in dire need of help. Canada also asserted its independence by creating a flag for itself symbolizing that it deserves to be its own independent nation. Without Canada participating in all of these World Affairs, Canada might not have had the chance to prove themselves worthy of being an independent nation.