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Ontario Senate - Unelected Legislative Chamber

Having an upper legislative chamber is vital for a vibrant province such as Ontario. The benefits of having an upper, unelected legislative chamber are numerous, among them the following:-

1) having unelected legislative body,from a non-politician class, to scrutinize, monitor, and advise on legislation and other roles entrusted to the OLA.

2) allowing contributions by non-political class to be made in the legislative process.

3) to tamp down on populism and offer continuity of governments between elections, especially at times of changes changes in the OLA.

 

Nomination to the senate should be made by municipal councils, to be confirmed by the Premier and appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.This would increase leverage of municiaplities and offer another level of checks and balances in our system of governemnt.

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