It's time to abolish the Senate.
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It¹s time to roll up the red carpet and abolish the Senate. But we need your help. Sign the petition below, and help spread the word.

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We, the undersigned residents of Canada, recognize the following:

that there is no place for an unelected, unaccountable Senate in our democracy;

that the $92.5 million a year it costs to run this archaic institution would be better spent elsewhere; and

that appointed senators, especially those who abuse their privileges, do not represent the interests or values of Canadians.

Therefore, we call on the Government of Canada to abolish the unelected, unaccountable Senate once and for all.

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After a budget boost from Stephen Harper, the Senate will cost Canadians $92.5 million this year.
How much is that? Il faudra les impôts annuels de plus de 8 000 familles pour payer la note du Sénat. .
So what are we paying for?
The average Senator works just 56 days each year — less than 3 months out of 12.
Last year, 19 senators missed more than 1/4 of those work days.
Didn’t Stephen Harper promise Senate reform?
“I will not name appointed people to the Senate.” Stephen Harper, March 14, 2004. "An appointed Senate is a relic of the 19th Century" Stephen Harper, December 14, 2005
But since taking office in 2006, Stephen Harper has appointed 58 senators.
Who do you think they represent?
45 of the 58 senators appointed by Stephen Harper are Conservative Party donors. Their lifetime salaries will cost hardworking Canadians $116 million.
Unelected, unaccountable senators represent the parties that appoint them—not the Canadian people.