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Critical Review: Canadian Senate Reform Issues

Hello. I am having problems in tackling this particular project. Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated. I have provided in full below the actual academic problem:

Critically review one proposal for Senate reform (e.g. Triple-E, abolition, etc). Would Senate reform have the desired effect or are there consequences which would outweigh the benefits? Why or why not? Cite relevant examples.

reference at least five (5) academic sources (i.e. books or journal articles).
citation style:
Harvard Style" or "ayp"

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Dear Student,
What I have provided you with is a referenced discussion of the triple-E Senate reform proposal. You will notice that aside from discussing what it is, what it means to critics & pundits I also traced a little of its history. I decided to present a comprehensive solution for you providing details of Manning's views so that you will have a solid basis from which to build your own final paper. While i could have made it shorter, I believe that not including whole portions of Manning's opinion, a key player in the triple-E debate, will not help you in getting to the essence of the senate proposal. It is easy enough to distill this solution the 3-page 900 word final result you want. that is because the resources I used to create this harvard-style essay for you can be found in the references section. Both web & print resources are easy to access for you using the net and your library.
Attached is the word version. If you have questions re.this solution please let me know. Good luck & thank you for using Brainmass.

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The Triple-E Senate Reform Proposal

At its core, the triple E Senate reform is all about instituting elected Senators into the Senate rather than being appointed by selection by the Prime Minister. Another main concern of the reform proposal is equal representation of all provinces in the Senate independent of populace and the empowerment of the Senate House to Counter the House of Commons. The 3 Es in the term stands for Equal, Elected & Effective that proponents & supporters see as lacking in the Senate to truly be said to be representative of the people and empowered democratically. The triple-E reform proposal is an important constitutional debate in Canada because supporters see it as a plan that would empower the majority instead of only the minority who have access to politicking and power thereby ensuring that power is not distributed equally across Canada and that many are marginalized while only the will of the minority permeate in the halls of power. One of the main reasons why an elected Senate is gaining popular support is that many believe that elected Senators are going to be more supportive of the needs of their constituents over toeing the party line. As it stands, towing the party line ensures many politicians of influence and importance to their parties, guaranteeing appointments to post.Banting, Simeon & Hoeberg proposes that in Canadian Politics, "Party discipline ensures that the rational behaviour for individual MPs is to toe the Party line; there is less opportunity ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides a comprehensive guide in understanding the Triple-E reform proposal (see problem) in the Canadian Senate defining what it is about and providing a detailed narrative (including a brief history) to aid the student in critiquing and analyzing said particular reform issue. The solution is written in APA format an fully referenced for expansion. It is also attached as a word file for easy printing.