Wednesday, May 15, 2024

History of the Senate from Emmett Macfarlane

On his Substack, political scientist Emmett Macfarlane offers much good sense on the Senate (as he has done before) and confrontation  being set up between a Poilievre government and a Senate full of independent senators -- who owe their seats to Justin Trudeau's new appointment process.  Macfarlane's book Constitutional Pariah is the best book available on the Senate: my notes on it are here.

Andrew Coyne, meanwhile, suggests the Charter of Rights and the notwithstanding clause may be the prime minister's last best shot as an election issue..

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