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- DescriptionIn 2013 Canadians grew appalled at scandals involving prominent senators: resignations at highest levels, damning reports from independent auditing firms, a precedent-setting review of all Senate spending by Canada's auditor general, and RCMP investigations of criminal acts. In this timely book, J. Patrick Boyer provides an in-depth look at this new low in the history of Canada's Senate, and shows how the bigger national scandal is the Senate's very existence. The Senate of Canada is a leading specimen of resistance to change, that little-understood phemen by which the entrenched power of existing institutions creates a dead-weight of inertia. Yet at last, even this institution seems on the brink of transformation as Canadians have reignited long-smouldering demands for reform or even abolition.
- Author BiographyJ. Patrick Boyer studied law at the International Court of Justice in The Netherlands, served as Canada's Parliamentary Secretary for External Affairs, and works for democratic development overseas. The author of 23 books on Canadian history, law, politics, and governance, Patrick lives with wife Elise in Muskoka and Toronto.
- Author(s)J. Patrick Boyer
- PublisherDundurn Group Ltd
- Date of Publication31/05/2014
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintDundurn Group Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight577 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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