Do Canada political institutions require reform or do political actors need to become more creative in how they use them so as to hold the executive accountable? The argument I will pose in my final paper is that Canadian institutions do need reform and that this reform should entail three things: an elected senate; an end to party discipline (because this counteracts the influence of the executive and the influence of the Prime Minister’s Office); and proportional representation. It may be said that one of these – getting rid of party discipline – can be achieved via greater creativity. In any case, I generally feel that Canada needs to create some institutional reform. There are three specific areas I want to discuss – which have all...The end:
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