Saturday, April 28, 2018

Upper house of Parliament

Many countries struggled with getting the right system of governance.

Singapore adopted the "Elected President" approach. It is unique, as no other country followed this system.

America has a senate where the members are directly elected by the people.

The UK has a House of Lords comprising of people appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister or who inherited their seats.

Canada has a Senate that are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister.

All systems have their advantages and drawbacks. I prefer the Canada system, although it has its share of controversies.

The reform instituted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is quite good. It will ensure that the Senate play a useful and effective role in commenting on legislation and remove the partisan voting.

This is worth reading.

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