2010-11-18 05:15:41Lowest of the low...
Robert Way

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134.153.163.105
Hey, depressing news from Canada

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/unelected-tory-senators-kill-climate-bill-passed-by-house/article1802519/

Talk about undemocratic...


Some background. We elect members of parliament from our districts to the house. They vote on legislation which is then moved onto the senate for ratification. The senate is a long term appointment and is unelected and appointed by the prime minister of the country.
2010-11-18 07:49:13
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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68.149.183.203

Hi Robert,

 

This is ridiculous....very disappointing, and not consistent with their claim that they want to move of reducing GHG emissions but have to wait to see what the USA does.

 

As for being undemocratic, well yes, but it is a Harper government after all.  Isn't Canada due for its annual proroguing of parliament yet? ;)