Abolish the Senate


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Senators are not elected and serve until retirement, yet they can defeat bills that the people have approved in the House of Commons. This is a terrible, undemocratic way of governance and must be abolished.

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Submitted by lol on February 23, 2023 - 7:25 PM

Abolishing senators wont do anything. The PM cant even make proper choices in Canada, its just run by the UN and WHO and WEF. In an ideal Canada we would have open voting discussions like this to vote for topics and everyone should be able to debate

Submitted by The Suprime Grout on February 21, 2023 - 5:50 PM


Submitted by jesse on February 14, 2023 - 7:53 PM

abolish the federal government and fire all federal employees immediately

Submitted by Timothy Welsford on February 11, 2023 - 3:14 AM

I am ashamed that such an undemocratic institution call decide a bill and question our democracy.

Submitted by Peter Simard on February 06, 2023 - 3:32 PM

The senate provides no use. It is a manipulation of the Prime Minister. People making decisions about how the country should operate should be elected people and not someone getting a job until they're 75.

Submitted by Anonymous on February 03, 2023 - 2:27 PM

"No taxation without representation". Members of senate are not elected by the people so they do not represent them, and yet they live off of the tax dollars of the people!

Submitted by Johan Misses on January 30, 2023 - 10:18 PM

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WOW!!!! Talking about the censorship government!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous on February 09, 2023 - 2:40 PM

I love your type lol, whine about "censorship" on a public government platform where their comments are heard without obstruction. Self-imposed oppression at its finest; make up issues that don't exist and then make yourself feel victimized because of said fairy issues, it really is fascinating.

Submitted by Johan Misses on January 30, 2023 - 10:16 PM

Get rid of the senate altogether!! Amend the constitution if necessary! Or make me a senator. I would *love* to work 69 days per year and make 130K CAD!!!

Submitted by James Morrow on December 17, 2022 - 11:09 PM

Private sector needs to grow, not these public sector departments that offer nothing back to taxpayers. Reduce the size of the bloated Canadian government and invest in our private sector, which returns true value to our citizens!

Submitted by Jared Beardy on December 05, 2022 - 8:52 PM

An outdated form of governance. It's not the Roman Republic.

Submitted by Fraser Porter on November 11, 2022 - 5:49 AM

Abolish the senate. It's a huge financial burden on low and middle income Canadian taxpayers, and delivers an extremely narrow range of value to the quality of life for Canadians. The Senate could be leading serious discussions on houselessness, climate change, inflation, technology, innovation, electoral reform, monopolistic practices, tax reform, beneficial ownership registries in provinces and federally, among other important topics, but really don't.

Submitted by Chadwick on November 10, 2022 - 4:29 AM

Time to Change how the Canadian government is run. Time for Canadian citizens to change it.

Submitted by Lauren Griz on November 07, 2022 - 6:45 PM

THey bad

Submitted by charlie vader on October 31, 2022 - 8:09 PM


Submitted by dan on October 27, 2022 - 10:17 AM

Judges are not elected either and also serve until retirement. More than a few judges in this group of clowns in gowns in Ontario especially need to be removed from office.

Submitted by Garrett Banfield on October 07, 2022 - 3:42 PM

The senate sucks cause it’s expensive and is full of hypocritical people who spend way to much money on dumb stuff

Submitted by Marcine Bennett on September 19, 2022 - 4:42 AM

It's time to abolish the senate. They serve no purpose and are an expensive waste of space. Justin Trudeau Saud he would get rid if them if ele cted. And yet? Time to make good on that promise.

Submitted by François Lavigne on September 16, 2022 - 1:24 PM

It's pretty clear that it's a scam to prevent democracy from having real power in government. I by some miracle the house passes something like ranked ballots or things that challenges the status quo, the senate can just block it. They are not even elected. "Somber second thought" is what they say but it's really just preventing real change. If we want to abolish the senate, will it need to pass the senate? That way the house can fake being on the side of electors knowing full well that a bill they vote for by virtue signaling will not pass the senate. I don't even care about the expenses scandal, in my opinion politicians should be paid more to be less susceptible to bribes. No sense in paying hockey players and CEO 100x more than the people responsible for our country. They really should have "f*ck you money" (in the house that is).

Submitted by M.Gruber on August 15, 2022 - 12:24 PM

Based on what has been said in the posts on this site the senate and senators would be gone. So how do we make that happen? Seems like we will never make it happen.

Submitted by Nicholas Rode on July 10, 2022 - 5:42 PM

The senate was designed as the chamber of "sober second thought" but has become a rubber stamp for which ever party happens to have appointed enough senators. Not to mention that there is already a phase of "sober second thought" in the Commons: Consideration in Committee. Simply strengthening this phase would wholly reproduce what the senate was created, and has utterly failed, to do.

Submitted by Kyle Jobin on June 26, 2022 - 8:16 PM

A bicameral legislature is a much needed system to establish checks and balances on legislation. However, an unelected body is undemocratic in nature. Thus, rather then abolishing the Senate, Canadians should elect members to the upper house of Parliament on six year terms. This would allow Canada to remain democratic and still provide checks and balances on the lower house.

Submitted by Jacqueline Rubianes on June 11, 2022 - 10:12 PM

For years, Canadians have urged parliament to abolish the senate. We need a PM that is not afraid to do what is right and abolish this useless, archaic and thieving arm of parliament. Abolish Now!! Start a referendum and let Canadians decide!!

Submitted by gary forbes on May 10, 2022 - 12:40 PM

The senate is a resting place for the party faithful and an ungodly drain on the Canadian economy . Many senators seldom are in attendance and simply suck up money without contribution to Canada in any way shape or form Fire the whole lot without pension or benefite they deserve NOTHING

Submitted by Anonymous on May 09, 2022 - 10:02 PM

The entire government system needs to be abolished.

Income tax was introduced as a TEMPORARY measure to pay for the first world war. Now, the average Canadian is paying a fifth or more of their income to the government and seeing very little in return for their forced investment.

The system is broken and needs to be shut down.

Submitted by Nancy O'Neill on April 06, 2022 - 7:39 PM

The Senate is old and archaic and is no longer needed, I proposed a complete restructuring, of the government systems in Canada (Abolishment to bring Freedoms and Equalities back to the people.

This is only for those in positions of Government and with the passing of lineage. It needs to be stopped.