With recent scandals and demands for reform, here are some thoughts on the Canadian Senate in our Constitution and the effort to improve the system of appointments.
There have been calls to abolish the Canadian senate, or to reform it. Yet the Senate of Canada has been a vital institution that has influenced the political culture of the country.
The Progressive Movement arose in the late 1800s in the US. It was a reaction against the corruption and incompetence that came out of earlier democratic reforms. Science, technology and professionals were revolutionizing life; people were hopeful about applying these to civic government.
How was Metro Vancouver laid out? This video helps understand urban planning for Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, etc.