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Workshops & seminars, Conferences & lectures

How to Make the Canadian Senate More Relevant to our Democracy?

with Charles Robert,
Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments
Friday, May 19, 2017
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Charles Robert
Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments


This event is free


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W.



In this workshop, Mr. Charles Robert, the Clerk of the Canadian Senate, will discuss the ways in which the Senate contributes to strengthening our democracy. Through a deep historical understanding of the evolution of our Westminster parliamentary system from its very roots, this workshop will offer participants a clear analysis of the ways in which the Canadian Senate can act to fulfill its important role in Canadian democracy. Rather than throwing it out, Mr. Robert will explain how the Senate, through its representative powers, can act as an effective counter balance to the party machine currently running the Canadian House of Commons.

If you are curious about Canadian democracy and how the Senate can contribute to strengthening it for future generations, this is the workshop for you!  

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