The Senate chamber during the 2019 Throne Speech. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

The quixotic quest to get elected senators into the red chamber

Jason Kenney says Alberta will go ahead with a Senate vote this fall. But will the winners be allowed to sit in the upper house—even if a Prime Minister agrees to appoint them?

Who’s going to stand up to China? This Canadian senator, for one.

Terry Glavin: Arrested Canadians, human rights abuses, spying: ‘Send the Chinese ambassador home,’ says Senator Thanh Hai Ngo

The secret shame of the Canadian senator

Scott Gilmore: Senators are unaccountable nobodies, and it is impossible to imagine they don’t see they’re part of an undemocratic charade

How Senator Tony Dean saved Trudeau’s pot law

How independent Senator Tony Dean spent five months working to get the ‘massively important’ cannabis bill through the upper chamber

Kill the Senate

Abolishing Canada’s upper chamber of ‘sober second thought’ will be hard, maybe even impossible. But we have to try, writes Scott Gilmore.

A time-travelling look at Sen. Lynn Beyak’s future podcast career

What will Lynn Beyak do, now that she’s been booted from caucus? Tabatha Southey heads to the future to see what the senator will say before she retires

Why a more independent Senate is working better for Canadians

Opinion: Independent Sen. Elaine McCoy on two ways the Senate has been improved by independence

Proposing amendments isn’t Senate activism. It’s the Senate’s job.

No, the Senate isn’t obstructing the House of Commons—and casting its actions as unprecedented activism is ahistorical

Stephen Greene and the case of the strange new Senate

Getting the members of the red chamber to toe the party line is getting increasingly difficult, as the ejection of Senator Greene from the Conservative caucus shows

Highlights of the Senate’s debate on assisted dying

‘With Bill C-14, we are facing the most difficult and important area of the law that many of us will ever be forced to contend with as parliamentarians.’

Why barriers to trade between the provinces leave us all poorer

A new Senate report offers a roadmap to freer interprovincial trade and a stronger Canadian economy. Will anyone listen?

On assisted dying, the Senate is a necessary evil

Sometimes, like in the case of Bill C-14, the House of Commons gets things wrong—and the red chamber proves its worth