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Modernization: A Senate more open, more inclusive, more effective
October 13, 2016

Senate proceedings should be televised and all senators should have the opportunity to participate fully in the Senate’s work, the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization said in a report released at a press conference on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

Pictured, from left to right: Senators Elaine McCoy, Thomas McInnis and Serge Joyal announce the Senate’s modernization report at a press conference in Ottawa on October 4, 2016.

 The report, Senate Modernization: Moving Forward Part I, makes 21 recommendations to change some aspects of how the Senate operates. The recommendations are intended to strengthen the institution’s ability to play its vital roles as a voice for minorities and regions, a determined investigator and Parliament’s provider of sober second thought.

Pictured, from left to right: Senators McInnis, Joyal and McCoy also appeared at an iPolitics panel to discuss the report on October 4.

Click to read the report.

The recommendations are being debated in the Senate. Follow the conversation through the Senate’s Twitter account using the hashtag #MDRN.