Senate: Reform or Abolish
Make your choice
In October 2013, Preston Manning gathered a group of experts to discuss the future of the Senate.
They included current and former Senators, academics, activists, and politicians. Each proposed a different option.
HOW WOULD YOU RENOVATE THE RED CHAMBER?
The Senate’s foundations are irreparably damaged
Why do we need a senate anyway?
Tear it down!
Fix the foundations or don’t bother
Reform must address regional imbalances
Elected and accountable Senators
Minor reform is better than none
Introduce consultative elections
Impose term limits
2015 referendum question: “Senate shall be abolished effective Jan 1, 2025”
Ten years to reach consensus on reforms
If no consensus by 2025, blow it up!
Wipe away the sleaze with doable reforms
Merit-based appointment of Senators
Tighten residency requirements
We need a bicameral parliament and chamber of “sober second thought”
Serious reform would open Pandora’s box
The status quo is the lesser of all evils
VOTE FOR YOUR CHOICE
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A PROJECT OF THE MANNING FOUNDATION