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LETHBRIDGE - An Alberta Senator feels abolishing the Senate would be a terrible loss for Canada and instead it needs to be reformed.

 

Doug Black stopped in Lethbridge on Friday. He believes the Senate performs a very valuable role in keeping democracy in Canada balanced. Black says "Ontario and Quebec, they have the balance of power in Canada because of the number of seats they have in the House of Commons. It's very important that the regions, such as the west, specifically Alberta, has a meaningful voice and if we abolish the Senate we run the risk of losing that."

 

He suggests three ways to improve the Senate, make it more accountable by having elected Senators, ensure that rules are tightened to prevent expense abuse, and have a more aggressive communications plan to share the good things being done by the Senate. He believes Senators need to take the lead to make these changes.

 

Black says he is the first and only Senator to post all of his expenses online so people in Alberta can see where he is spending their money.

 

On Saturday, Black will participate in a candlelight ceremony to honour Veterans of the Korean War at the Lethbridge War Memorial at City Hall at 11:00am.



Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 4/20/2014 3:52:43 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News - Picture: Senator Doug Black tours Lethbridge College with President Paula Burns
 
 
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