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Senators Yuen Pau Woo and Raymonde Saint-Germain, facilitators of the Independent Senators Group (ISG), hold a news conference on Parliament Hill. The ISG recently held a three-day meeting, where further Senate modernization was top on the agenda.
UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA)
I spoke at UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA)'s 2019 Policy Salon on “Imagining a Sustainable Asia.” We must satisfy the needs of the present generation without compromising future generations.
People often question the legislative powers allocated to the Senate and the overall role it plays as a Parliamentary body. During my talk, I shed a light on how Senate reform has led the Senate in a direction that is less partisan; more diverse in background, gender, and qualifications; and more effective in its role as the chamber of sober second thought. The session hosts were: Marleen Morris and Greg Halseth, Co-Directors, Community Development Institute of the University…
I joined host Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 event space to talk about what the ISG means for our parliamentary democracy, and how the chamber of sober second thought is working to rebuild trust with Canadians. To listen to the full interview, please click here