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What is the Senate in Canada?

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An attempt to limit tyranny of the majority by giving equal representation to all members, all nations, of Confederation.

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Yes, Canada has a Senate.

The Senate is the Upper House of the Parliament of Canada. Whereas the House of Commons (the Lower House) is an elected chamber, the Senate consists of 105 persons appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the prime minister. Bills must be passed in identical form by the House of Commons and the Senate before they can be presented for Royal Assent to become law. Based on the principles of responsible government, the Senate cannot introduce or amend money bills in such a way that would increase taxation or newly-appropriate public money.

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(Note: It is possible for the membership of the Senate to be expanded temporarily to 113 seats, as per s. 26 of the Constitution Act, 1867; an extra senator, or two extra senators, may be summoned to the Senate for each of Canada's four senatorial regions, on the recommendation of the Governor General to the Queen.)

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Each of the 105 members of the Senate are appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the advice of the prime minister.

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There are 105 seats in the Senate. Some of these seats are currently vacant, but should be filled soon on the advice of the prime minister to the governnor general.

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Canadian Senators are appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the advice of the prime minister.

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