June 4, 2011 – In his regular column for The Ottawa Citizen, MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley discusses the Senate reform proposed by the government and how it “would create an elected but democratically unaccountable Senate.” An excerpt below:
A lot of people think democracy just means getting elected in the first place. Real democracy, though, is when the electorate gets a chance to pass judgment on what the government does with the power it is given. The essence of democracy is about accountability. But the Senate reform being proposed by the government, for example, would create an elected but democratically unaccountable Senate.
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Democracy isn’t just elections