Brian Mulroney

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  • The Canadian Senate: Chamber Of Sober Reflection By David C. Docherty

    Docherty provides answers on how to fix the undemocratic nature of senate selection and the inability of senators to represent provinces properly. Docherty (2002) proposes that the senate could be fixed through having an equal senate proportion throughout every province so it can represent regional interests more effectively and lessen the disparities between each province. Also, Docherty (2002) proposes that the experiment of Brian Mulroney, to appoint Senators from a list provided by the Premier, would be a viable way of reforming the Senates unelected body. Although, Docherty provides information on reforming the senate Docherty also provides critical information regarding the obstacles that stand in the way of reforming the senate. Firstly. Docherty (2002) found that most provinces complain about senate reform but care little about reform because the move to inter-state federalism would give the Premier of Prince Edward Island, a place with very little population, the same power as Ontario with a large population. Docherty also notes there is a lack of political will to tackle the complicated issues of how reforms would play out. These obstacles provided by Docherty…

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  • Case Study: The Meech Lake Accord

    Introduction The Canadian Constitution, also known as the supreme law, describe Canada’s process of both codified and uncodified traditions as well as convention. It allows for the division of powers between federal and provincial powers and encompasses the rights and freedoms of all Canadians. The Meech Lake Accord was the first attempt to amend the newly patriated Constitution in order to facilitate changes depicted by the Constitution Act, 1982. The Meech Lake Accord was a set of…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Toll-Gating

    Toll-gating is a procedure in which a person or company receiving a government contract is expected to forward a percentage of the profits to the party The Beauharnois Scandal of 1931 is an example of Toll-gating in Canadian politics. This scandal involved building and financing a huge hydro-electric project on the St. Lawrence river and a secret $700,000 payment to the Liberal Party. Bribery is an offering or accepting of illegal payments of money, goods or services in exchange for favours…

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  • The Westminster System

    negotiate on the issue alone. Attempts at Senate reform have been far and few, with both P.E. Trudeau and Brian Mulroney during their time as Prime Minister taking measures to try and remedy the situation; in recent times it has been undertaken by Stephen Harper and now Justin Trudeau. Trudeau Sr. introduced a means of reform for the maligned Senate with Bill C-60. The Bill proposed to make changes to the way in which senators were appointed, with fifty percent to be appointed from the House of…

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  • Meech Lake Accord Case Analysis

    Ottawa’s efforts still did not lessen from Québec’s stubborn refusal. In 1987, PM Brian Mulroney attempted to accomplish Trudeau’s career-long wish: get Québec to sign the Constitution. These efforts took the name of the Meech Lake Accord. When Québec refused to sign the Constitution in 1981, it estranged itself from the Canadian “constitutional family”. During constitutional discussions, Québec made many proposals whose acceptance would have led to its addition to the Constitution. The accord…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Significant Day In My Life

    February 6, 2015 will always be a significant day in my life. It was a Friday, and it was also the day my aunt Pam lost her life to a tough battle with multiple different types of cancer. It was heartbreaking news, and all I wanted to do after finding out was go lay in my bed and cry. However, that 's not what happened, and the day was long from being over. It was a sunny, somewhat chilly Friday afternoon, and I was supposed to be dismissed early from my 7th period class to board the basketball…

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  • Should Millennials Be Allowed In The Hunger Games

    Participation Trophies Hinder Kids "If I play a whole game I get a whole snow cone, but if I play a half a game I still get a whole snow cone. It's a whole snow cone either way. I'd rather play half a game." This quote is from one of Brian Regan's performances, "Lousy in Little League", where he talks about the new social norm of rewarding children for participating. While Brian Regan is a comedian, and this was meant to be funny, it does have some truth. Just as Brian Regan said, children…

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  • Sexual Assault: A Short Story

    Your sister is relentlessly struggling from your sexual assault. Tears are flowing down her cheek and her mascara is ruining her beautiful complexion. It appears the alcohol she consumed is wearing off. It will be a hassle, if she remembers the the next day of her rape. Even more troubling, if she reports the rape to the police or your parents. -You need to think of another solution to make her more gullible. You release your hold on Katie's arms and sat beside her. You smile pleasantly to…

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  • Everyday Use Poem Analysis

    Everyday Use, a short story written by Alice walker embraces the idea of heritage and shows the reader how important it is to be true to your culture. Dee, the narrator 's daughter loses sight of that and has to be reminded of her African American culture. In the story, she asks for the butter churn and quilts, two objects with an abundance of history behind them, with the intention to utilize as mere decorations. In an attempt to embrace her heritage, Dee changes her name thinking that this…

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  • The Mug: A Short Story

    "The Mug." He replies in a monotone. Is he concentrating or annoyed with me? Probably both. And even with the awful mood I 'm in, I can 't help feeling a tiny cheer go on in my mind when he answered with that. At least we 're going there. He pulls into the parking lot and parks near the door. I sit in my seat, still buckled, while Blake gets out of the car. I lean my elbow on the door, and rest my head in my hand and close my eyes. What is going on?! Camden screws me over, but maybe he doesn…

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